02 April 2010

The Bread Revolt

Virginia governor John L. Letcher
On 02 April 1863, the Bread Revolt took place in Richmond, VA when the governor refused to meet with women who were desperate because of spiraling inflation and the inability of working families to afford food and other necessities.  The new tax laws didn't help this situation.  The women attacked and looted local businesses. This took place during the Civil War.