Civil War Women's Riot historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
Civil War Women's Riot historical marker
Creator:
Seibert, David
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Muscogee County
Location:
United States, Georgia, Muscogee County, 32.5099614, -84.8770409
United States, Georgia, Muscogee County, Columbus, 32.46098, -84.98771
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: Broadway between 13th St. and 14th St., Columbus
Text of marker: "Civil War Women's Riot. On April 11, 1863 during the American Civil War, sixty-five Columbus women armed with knives and pistols rallied at this site and marched down Broad Street raiding the stores of speculators before police could restore order. During the war many planters ignored the Confederate government's plea to grow food crops and continued to focus on cotton production instead, which was much more profitable but resulted in a food shortage that hit southern urban women particularly hard. Hoarding food and other commodities by speculating merchants made problems even worse. Women responded by staging riots all across the South, including in every major city in Georgia. 2010.9 Erected for the Civil War 150 commemoration by the Georgia Historical Society and the Georgia Department of Economic Development 106-2"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_civil-war-womens-riot
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_civil-war-womens-riot
Rights Holder:
Copyright held by David Seibert. Please contact markers@davidseibert.com about commercial reproduction and use
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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