- a city in W Mississippi, on the Mississippi River: important Civil War siege and Confederate surrender 1863.
Examples from the Web for vicksburg
He learned about Gettysburg and Vicksburg, Manassas, and Antietam.Selling the Civil War to African Americans
David A. Graham
April 12, 2011
In 1933, Ben Shahn loaned Walker Evans a right-angle viewfinder, which he took on assignment to Vicksburg, Mississippi.Furtive Photography
May 27, 2010
He was in Vicksburg, although you may not have heard of him there, but he got out before the surrender.
Vicksburg would have been won in vain and the Union would be broken in the West.
We'll go to Vicksburg with Grant, Dick, and get that silver yet.
Dick was convinced that the defense of Vicksburg was drawing to a like close.
It was curious how much help he expected of Vicksburg, a hostile town.
- 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)
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.