Civil War Series
1:38 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

The Bread Riot

In part 158 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson discusses the full-scale riot that erupted in Richmond, Virginia on the morning of April 2, 1863.

An illustration of the Richmond Bread Riot that appeared in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper May 3, 1863.
An illustration of the Richmond Bread Riot that appeared in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper May 3, 1863.
Credit eyewitnesstohistory.com