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Vicksburg

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

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Definitions of Vicksburg

Vicksburg (n.)
a town in western Mississippi on bluffs above the Mississippi River to the west of Jackson; focus of an important campaign during the American Civil War as the Union fought to control the Mississippi River and so to cut the Confederacy into two halves;
Vicksburg (n.)
a decisive battle in the American Civil War (1863); after being besieged for nearly seven weeks the Confederates surrendered;
Synonyms: siege of Vicksburg
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