Definition of Vicksburg
1. Noun. 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. Noun. A decisive battle in the American Civil War (1863); after being besieged for nearly seven weeks the Confederates surrendered.
Generic synonyms: Beleaguering, Besieging, Military Blockade, Siege
Group relationships: American Civil War, United States Civil War, War Between The States
Geographical relationships: Magnolia State, Mississippi, Ms