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Confederate artillery shells Hancock, Maryland, firing across the Potomac from Morgan County, Virginia

Thomas Jonathan Jackson, detail
01/05/1862
Confederate Major General Thomas J. Jackson, already known as "Stonewall," had marched a large force north from Winchester, Virginia with the aim to cut the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.  He had occupied Bath in Morgan County (now part of West Virginia) the day before and the federal forces withdrew across the Potomac into Washington County, Maryland. Jackson's artillery shelled Hancock, Maryland across the river the next evening but did not follow. The Confederates did destroy the B&O's Big Capacon Bridge over the river. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Peter Cozzens, Shenandoah 1862: Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2008), 80-81. 

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