- a city in SE Virginia: besieged by Union forces 1864–65.
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I see another quiet figure, of virtuous life and quiet ways, not much heard of until our left was turned at Petersburg.
Who does not remember the leader of the assault of the mine at Petersburg?
I hope all this will not go on when we arrive at Petersburg.
With your knowledge of our modes, you will be at Petersburg the arbitress of delights.
In Petersburg in the eighteen-forties a surprising event occurred.
When summer was over he did not return to Petersburg, but entered a monastery and there became a monk.
The Courts of Petersburg and Vienna have offered their mediation.
- a city in SE Virginia, on the Appomattox River: scene of prolonged fighting (1864–65) during the final months of the American Civil War. Pop: 33 091 (2003 est)
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