- a city in W Mississippi, on the Mississippi River: important Civil War siege and Confederate surrender 1863.
- a city in W Mississippi, on the Mississippi River: site of one of the most decisive campaigns (1863) of the American Civil War, in which the Confederates were besieged for nearly seven weeks before capitulating. Pop: 26 005 (2003 est)
city in Mississippi, U.S., incorporated 1825, named for early settler in the region the Rev. Newitt Vick, who was said to have come there c.1812 from Virginia with his family and chose the town site in 1819.