Attack at Suck Creek
1831 Suck Creek Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37405Phone:
Confederates firing at vulnerable supply trains forced the Union to use other supply routes for several weeks.
Early in the siege of Chattanooga, the fragile Union supply line ran along the bank of the Tennessee River here and it proved to be vulnerable to Confederate harassment from the other side. On Oct. 8, 1863, Confederates assembled across the river, shooting at the supply trains moving along the river. This action forced the Union supplies to an even more tenuous route for several weeks.