The Confederate Focus 1 - Page 12

Homefront

There has been a lot of shortages in the Southern Homefront that is instilling fear in many civilians. After the first winter, there was a shortage in wool clothing enable to keep soldiers warm. Without access to the North, this has become an issue. People have resorted to cutting blankets out of carpets. Another issue is the shoe supply has gone down due to the North's blockade. Lastly, money is a problem because more money is being printed. This means that the prices of everyday items are spiked. Many food riots had occured because of this.

Women are forced to be the heads of the household while their husbands are off fighting the war. For the first time, women are schoolteachers, clerks, and can work in military hospitals.