It is mid-September, 1864. Sherman expels the city’s residents, allowing willing evacuees to carry a limited amount of property, including slaves. During a ten-day truce, Union wagons load residents and property onto boxcars that will transport them southward. Some find shelter in the homes of relatives; others have nowhere to go and are met with disease or death from damp, unsanitary conditions.Premiere Date: September 14, 2014 | Runtime: 00:01:44
37 Weeks tells the story of Sherman's march on Atlanta. Each segment does more than just outline a military campaign - these stories make us feel and understand the human dimension of war. What did it feel like when Sherman's army - 100 thousand strong - was bearing down on your town or city? What was motivating Sherman's fateful decisions? These are among the stories being explored.