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Richmond Bread Riot

 
 
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By Kevin W., May 22, 2021
1. Richmond Bread Riot Marker
Inscription.  On 2 Apr. 1863, the largest wartime food riot in the Confederacy took place in Richmond the day after a group of women met at Belvidere Baptist Church in Oregon Hill to complain about rising costs, inflation, and speculation. In the morning, a crowd congregated at the Washington equestrian statues in Capitol Square and grew to at least several hundred. The rioters looted warehouses on Cary and Main Streets as well as in Shockoe Slip. Mayor Joseph Mayo, Gov. John Letcher, and Pres. Jefferson Davis attempted to quiet the crowd, which dispersed by late morning with the arrival of the Public Guard.
 
Erected 2020 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA-103.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is April 2, 1863.
 
Location. 37° 32.254′ N, 77° 26.124′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (U.S. 60), on the right when traveling east on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 E Main St, Richmond VA 23219, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
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By Kevin W., May 22, 2021
2. Richmond Bread Riot Marker
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of this marker. Oliver White Hill Sr. (a few steps from this marker); Richmond Evacuation Fire (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Spottswood W. Robinson III (about 400 feet away); Great Turning Basin (about 400 feet away); The First National Bank Building (about 400 feet away); Anna Maria Lane (about 500 feet away); The Bell Tower (about 500 feet away); 1201 East Cary Street (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2021, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Last updated on May 29, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 29, 2021, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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