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Conquering the current the “Suck” in the Tennessee River below Chattanooga. Through this narrow gorge in Raccoon Mountain the water rushes with such force that vessels cannot stem the current under their own steam. The little Chattanooga could not be rendered the customary assistance of windlass and shore-lines while Bragg's forces invested the River, consequently she could ascend it only so far as Kelly's Ferry. In the picture one of the River steamers acquired after the occupation is being warped through this difficult part of the stream.

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