Food Shortage in the Confederacy

The end of the war caused great distress in the South

Cause:

The closing of the Civil War has triggered food to be a scarce treasure. Due to the loss of slaves working in plantations and fields, many aware finding their main source of income to be very understaffed. The Union has claimed many of the food-growing areas, and prices have skyrocketed.

Effect:

Many citizens of the South (mainly of women and children) riot the local bakeries for bread.

The mob was driven away when President Jefferson Davis threw down all of his money and commanded that everyone to leave or be shot.