city in W Miss., on the Mississippi River: besieged & captured by Grant in the Civil War (1863): pop. 26,000
Origin of Vicksburgafter Revelation Newitt Vick (?-1819), early settler
A city of western Mississippi on bluffs above the Mississippi River west of Jackson. During the Civil War it was besieged from 1862 to 1863 and finally captured by troops led by Ulysses S. Grant on July 4, 1863.