from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An independent city of southeast Virginia on the Appomattox River south of Richmond. A prolonged siege (June 15, 1864-April 3, 1865) during the Civil War led to the fall of Richmond and the subsequent surrender of the Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Population: 32,400.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. a city in Virginia; various other towns and cities
  • proper n. a campaign in the American Civil War
  • proper n. Saint Petersburg, formerly Leningrad, a city in Russia

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a town in southeastern Virginia (south of Richmond); scene of heavy fighting during the American Civil War
  • n. the final campaign of the American Civil War (1864-65); Union forces under Grant besieged and finally defeated Confederate forces under Lee


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