Vicksburg

Definitions of Vicksburg
  1. noun
    a town in western Mississippi on bluffs above the Mississippi River to the west of Jackson; focus of an important campaign during the American Civil War as the Union fought to control the Mississippi River and so to cut the Confederacy into two halves
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    town
    an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city
  2. noun
    a decisive battle in the American Civil War (1863); after being besieged for nearly seven weeks the Confederates surrendered
    synonyms: siege of Vicksburg
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    beleaguering, besieging, military blockade, siege
    the action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack
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