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Noun: Petersburg  'pee-tu(r)z,burg
  1. A town in southeastern Virginia (south of Richmond); scene of heavy fighting during the American Civil War
  2. The final campaign of the American Civil War (1864-65); Union forces under Grant besieged and finally defeated Confederate forces under Lee
    - Petersburg Campaign

Type of: beleaguering, besieging, campaign, military blockade, military campaign, siege, town

Part of: American Civil War, Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, United States Civil War, VA, Virginia, War between the States

Encyclopedia: Petersburg, Ohio