Romney Campaign Maryland

American Civil War
January 5-6, 1862

On January 1, Major General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson marched north in bitter cold from Winchester to Bath with the objective of disrupting traffic on the B&O Railroad and C&O 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. F.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.

Result(s): Inconclusive

Location: Washington County, Maryland; Morgan County, West Virginia

Campaign: Jackson's Operations against the B&O Railroad (January 1862)

Date(s): January 5-6, 1862

Principal Commanders: Brig. General F.W. Lander [US]; Maj. General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson [CS]

Forces Engaged: Brigades

Estimated Casualties: 25 total

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