1865 - Chaos
May 7, 1865 - There is panic in Charlotte as the Civil War ends. Reveling Union soldiers are drunk. Some desperate people who have lost all their possessions resort to stealing, or "looting," from stores. Slaves have run away from farms, leaving no one to plant and harvest crops. Captain M.C. Runyan arrives with soldiers from New Jersey. They will help restore order to the city, and many citizens welcome them.