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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Vicks•burgˈvɪks bɜrg(n.)

  1. a city in W Mississippi, on the Mississippi River: Civil War siege and Confederate surrender 1863. 25,500.

    Category: Geography (places)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Vicksburg(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

  2. Vicksburg, siege of Vicksburg(noun)

    a decisive battle in the American Civil War (1863); after being besieged for nearly seven weeks the Confederates surrendered

Freebase

  1. Vicksburg

    Vicksburg is the only city in Warren County, Mississippi. It is located 234 miles northwest of New Orleans on the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers, and 40 miles due west of Jackson, the state capital. In 1900, 14,834 people lived in Vicksburg; in 1910, 20,814; in 1920, 17,931; and in 1940, 24,460. The population was 26,407 at the 2000 census with a Micropolitan population of 49,644. It is the county seat of Warren County. Vicksburg is the principal city of the Vicksburg Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Warren County.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Vicksburg

    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.

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