from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An independent city of northeast Virginia north of Richmond. In the Battle of Fredericksburg (December 1862) Ambrose Burnside's Union forces were defeated by Robert E. Lee's smaller Confederate army in one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. Population: 21,300.
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- n. A city in the northern part of the state of Virginia in the United States
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- n. an important battle in the American Civil War (1862); the Union Army under A. E. Burnside was defeated by the Confederate Army under Robert E. Lee
- n. a town in northeastern Virginia on the Rappahannock River
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