vicksburg
1. [ noun ] (government,geography) a town in western Mississippi on bluffs above the Mississippi River 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
Related terms: town Mississippi
2. [ noun ] (military) a decisive battle in the American Civil War (1863); after being besieged for nearly seven weeks the Confederates surrendered
Synonyms: siege_of_Vicksburg
Related terms: siege Mississippi American_Civil_War