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Noun: Vicksburg
  1. A decisive battle in the American Civil War (1863); after being besieged for nearly seven weeks the Confederates surrendered
    - siege of Vicksburg
     
  2. 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

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

Part of: American Civil War, Magnolia State, Mississippi, MS, United States Civil War, War between the States

Encyclopedia: Vicksburg, Michigan