Another female bread riot occurred in Mobile, Sept. 4th. The 17th Alabama regiment was ordered to put down the disturbance, but refused to do duty. The Mobile Cadets tried their hand, and were defeated and forced to fly by the women. Peaceful measures finally quieted the famine-stricken wretches. The rioters proclaimed openly their determination, if some means were not rapidly devised to relieve their suffering or stop the war, to burn the whole city.
(Liberator, October 9, 1863, pg 3)