from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of western Mississippi on bluffs above the Mississippi River west of Jackson. During the Civil War it was besieged from 1862 to 1863 and finally captured by troops led by Ulysses S. Grant on July 4, 1863. Population: 25,700.
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- n. a decisive battle in the American Civil War (1863); after being besieged for nearly seven weeks the Confederates surrendered
- n. 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
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