The Confederates are out of food!
There are 3 reasons behind the Souths food shortages. One reason, is that they're giving most of they're food away to the army. The second reason is that we (the north) have taken most of the food-growing land from them (the south). The last factor influencing the food shortages is the loss of slaves, to actually do all the farmwork.
This confederate army is supplied with all the food, the south has had to give away
Here is the old farm land of the south, now occupied by the union
Here is a southern farm that no longer has any slaves working at it
Over the last three years, prices of food in the south have gone up by at least $62 per month. Families in the south are angry and desperate for food. Mobs and riots at bakeries have been reported, where many women and children fought for bread