War Food Shortages

Confederacy and Union suffering from food shortages!!

Factors

The three main factors of the food shortages:

1. The drain of manpower in the army.

2. The Union occupation of food-growing areas.

3. The loss of slaves to work in fields.

Food prices

Families normally were paying $6.65 a month for food, and now the monthly food prices will be raised to about $68 a month.