Vicksburg definition by Webster's New World
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city in W Miss., on the Mississippi River: besieged & captured by Grant in the Civil War (1863): pop. 26,000
Origin: after Revelation Newitt Vick (?-1819), early settler
Vicksburg definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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. Population: 25,700.