Battle of Hancock
Part of the American Civil War
Date January 5–6, 1862
Location Washington County, Maryland; Morgan County, West Virginia
Result Inconclusive
Belligerents
22x20px United States (Union) 22x20px CSA (Confederacy)
Commanders
Frederick W. Lander Thomas J. Jackson
Casualties and losses
25 total (US and CS) 25 total (US and CS)

The Battle of Hancock, a battle fought during the Romney Expedition, occurred January 5–6, 1862, in Washington County, Maryland, and Morgan County, West Virginia, as part of Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's operations against the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad during the American Civil War.

On January 1, 1862, Jackson marched north in bitter cold from Winchester to Bath with the objective of disrupting traffic on the B&O Railroad and Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. On January 5, after skirmishing with the retiring Federals, Jackson's force reached the Potomac River opposite the garrisoned town of Hancock, Maryland. His artillery fired on the town from Orrick's Hill but did little damage. Union garrison commander Brig. Gen. Frederick W. Lander refused Jackson's demands for surrender. Jackson continued the bombardment for two days while unsuccessfully searching for a safe river crossing. The Confederates withdrew and marched on Romney, in western Virginia, on January 7.

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