Authentic, original woodcut engravings that were published in the November 8, 1862 issue of Harper's Weekly. Captions: #1- Hancock, Maryland From the Camp of Ballier's "Bully Dutchmen"- Ninety Eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers. Sketched by Theodore R. Davis. #2- Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Station at Hancock. #3- Penalty of Selling Liquor to Soldiers at Hancock. #4- Passing Under the Canal to the Ford. 16 x 11. Harper's Weekly and date are printed in the margin.
WBTS Trivia: One of the oldest settlements in western Maryland, Hancock derived its name from Edward Joseph Hancock, Jr., whose family operated the ferry at this northernmost point of the Potomac River. Hancock, Jr. was considered a hero in the American Revolution and fought alongside General George Washington. With the outbreak of the Civil War, it was a true border town in a border state. Hancock was held for ransom during the Civil War by the Confederates. The Battle of Hancock, Md., also called the "Romney Campaign, was a battle fought January 5–6, 1862, in Washington County, Maryland, and Morgan County, [West] Virginia, as part of General "Stonewall" Jackson's operations against the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.