The Confederacy faces food shortage
In 1861 the average family spends about $6.65 a month. As time past by to the 1863 people were spending $68 a month! Which led to people, mostly women and children to storm into bakeries and riot for bread.
Give us bread!
Mostly women and children rioted for bread. This is a sketch where women riots for bread.
A picture of bread.
Give us more bread!
Another picture of the bread riot.
What cause it to happen?
What caused it?
Three factors have caused for the confederacy faces food shortage. One is the drain of manpower into the army. Also the union occupation of food-growing areas and the loss of slave works in the fields.