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Vicksburg   /vˈɪksbərg/   Listen
Vicksburg

noun
1.
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.
2.
A decisive battle in the American Civil War (1863); after being besieged for nearly seven weeks the Confederates surrendered.  Synonym: siege of Vicksburg.






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"Vicksburg" Quotes from Famous Books



... learned that Pemberton's army, stationed at Vicksburg, were subsisting entirely on rats. Instead of the idea being horrid, we were glad to know that "necessity is the mother of invention," and that the idea had originated in the mind of genius. We at once acted upon the information, and started out rat hunting; but we couldn't find any ...
— "Co. Aytch" - Maury Grays, First Tennessee Regiment - or, A Side Show of the Big Show • Sam R. Watkins



Words linked to "Vicksburg" :   siege of Vicksburg, besieging, War between the States, ms, military blockade, American Civil War, Mississippi, siege, beleaguering, Magnolia State, United States Civil War, town



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