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An independent city of southeast Virginia on the Appomattox River south of Richmond. It was captured by Union forces after a prolonged siege (June 15, 1864-April 3, 1865) near the end of the Civil War.
(Placename) a city in SE Virginia, on the Appomattox River: scene of prolonged fighting (1864–65) during the final months of the American Civil War. Pop: 33 091 (2003 est)
a city in SE Virginia: besieged by Union forces 1864–65. 41,055.
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|Noun||1.||Petersburg - a town in southeastern Virginia (south of Richmond); scene of heavy fighting during the American Civil War|
|2.||Petersburg - the final campaign of the American Civil War (1864-65); Union forces under Grant besieged and finally defeated Confederate forces under Lee|
American Civil War, United States Civil War, War between the States - civil war in the United States between the North and the South; 1861-1865