Food Shortages in the Confederacy

Josh Weinstock

The Confederacy Faced Food Shortafes Due To

The main power of the army began to decline

The union had occupation of areas to grow food

The lose of slave meant they didn't have people to work in the field

The effects of the food shortages

This led to an increase of food prices

Soldiers were hungry and had barly enough food to get by

Mobs of people breaking into bakery's to get food

Soldiers smuggled cotton into the north so they could trade it for food