Food Shortage During the Civil War

By: Zach Oberg

Confederacy's Food Shortage

In the south there are some problems with being able to get food. People are starving and because of this food prices are skyrocketing and riots are occurring at food stores and bakeries.

Why Did This Food Shortage Occur?

This event is occurring because of three things: the Union occupation of food-growing areas, drain of manpower into the army, and the loss of slaves to work in the fields.