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- 1. Vicksburg
- usage: 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. Vicksburg, siege of Vicksburg
- usage: a decisive battle in the American Civil War (1863); after being besieged for nearly seven weeks the Confederates surrendered
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