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[pee-terz-burg] /ˈpi tərzˌbɜrg/
a city in SE Virginia: besieged by Union forces 1864–65. Unabridged
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  • Could any woman who knew Petersburg, fail to know Stevan Lallovich?

    Miss Hildreth, Volume 2 of 3 Augusta de Grasse Stevens
  • In Petersburg in the eighteen-forties a surprising event occurred.

    Father Sergius Leo Tolstoy
  • In the evening we arrived in the vicinity of Petersburg, and took our place on the left of our lines, rather toward the rear.

    In The Ranks R. E. McBride
  • When summer was over he did not return to Petersburg, but entered a monastery and there became a monk.

    Father Sergius Leo Tolstoy
  • Washington was not menaced again, and the Sixth Corps was sent back to Petersburg to resume its place in the line of investment.

    Our Standard-Bearer Oliver Optic
  • They were even offended a little that he should have left Petersburg without calling on them.

    Under Western Eyes Joseph Conrad
  • There were land and water routes in the Roanoke Valley that led to Petersburg.

  • He was going out into the great world of Petersburg, his own master at last.

    The Genius Margaret Horton Potter
British Dictionary definitions for Petersburg


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)
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