The federal blockade, departure of most breadwinners for the military, removal of large quantities of food, clothing, and supplies for troops on every southern battlefront, disregard of desperate appeals of Confederate and state officials urging the planting of food rather than money crops, and great speculation, caused widespread suffering for most Florida families during the Civil War.
Reiger, John F.
"Deprivation, Disaffection, and Desertion in Confederate Florida,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 48
, Article 5.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol48/iss3/5