It is April 1864, exactly one hundred fifty years ago. The American Civil War is entering its fourth year as President Abraham Lincoln faces re-election. General William Tecumseh Sherman and his 110,000 Union soldiers prepare to invade Georgia, sights set on Atlanta. The fate of a nation hangs in the balance.Premiere Date: April 14, 2014 | Runtime: 00:01:45
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.