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Vicksburg

[viks-burg] /ˈvɪks bɜrg/
noun
1.
a city in W Mississippi, on the Mississippi River: important Civil War siege and Confederate surrender 1863.
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  • He was in Vicksburg, although you may not have heard of him there, but he got out before the surrender.

    The Rock of Chickamauga Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Vicksburg would have been won in vain and the Union would be broken in the West.

    The Rock of Chickamauga Joseph A. Altsheler
  • We'll go to Vicksburg with Grant, Dick, and get that silver yet.

    The Rock of Chickamauga Joseph A. Altsheler
  • They believed that Vicksburg was held by fifteen thousand men at the utmost.

    The Rock of Chickamauga Joseph A. Altsheler
  • It was curious how much help he expected of Vicksburg, a hostile town.

    The Rock of Chickamauga Joseph A. Altsheler
  • His cannon flared on the dark horizon and the shells crashed in Vicksburg.

    The Rock of Chickamauga Joseph A. Altsheler
  • There was a great passing to and fro in Vicksburg, but its lights were dim.

    The Rock of Chickamauga Joseph A. Altsheler
  • May turned into June, and still the steel coil enclosed Vicksburg.

    The Rock of Chickamauga Joseph A. Altsheler
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Vicksburg

/ˈvɪksˌbɜːɡ/
noun
1.
a city in W Mississippi, on the Mississippi River: site of one of the most decisive campaigns (1863) of the American Civil War, in which the Confederates were besieged for nearly seven weeks before capitulating. Pop: 26 005 (2003 est)
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Word Origin and History for Vicksburg

city in Mississippi, U.S., incorporated 1825, named for early settler in the region the Rev. Newitt Vick, who was said to have come there c.1812 from Virginia with his family and chose the town site in 1819.

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