Residents preparing to mark 150th anniversary of Battle of Hancock

Confederate and Union forces clashed several times in Washington County during the Civil War, most notably at Antietam in 1862, but residents of Hancock are preparing for the 150th anniversary of another confrontation outside their town earlier that year.

The Battle of Hancock on Jan. 5-6, 1862, pitted one of the best known Confederate field commanders, Maj. Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson, against Hancock garrison commander, Brig. Gen. Frederick W. Lander.

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