Petersburg definition

  • others:
    • a completely independent town of southeast Virginia on the Appomattox River south of Richmond. A prolonged siege (June 15, 1864-April 3, 1865) throughout the Civil War generated late Richmond while the subsequent surrender associated with the Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Population: 32,400.
  • proper-noun:
    • a city in Virginia; several other towns and cities
    • a campaign in the United states Civil War
    • Saint Petersburg, previously Leningrad, a city in Russia
  • noun:
    • a town in southeastern Virginia (south of Richmond); scene of heavy battling throughout the United states Civil War
    • the last campaign of US Civil War (1864-65); Union causes under Grant besieged and finally defeated Confederate causes under Lee

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