Definitions for vicksburgˈvɪks bɜrg
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a city in W Mississippi, on the Mississippi River: Civil War siege and Confederate surrender 1863. 25,500.
Category: Geography (places)
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
Vicksburg, siege of Vicksburg(noun)
a decisive battle in the American Civil War (1863); after being besieged for nearly seven weeks the Confederates surrendered
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
largest city on the Mississippi, on a bluff above the river, fortified by the Confederates in the Civil War; after a siege of over a year surrendered to General Grant, 4th July 1864, with 30,000 men.