5.-the fight at Hancock, Va.
A correspondent gives the following account of this affair:
Hancock, Jan. 10.
So many reliable reports, which have had not the shadow of foundation, have been sent-your paper, that, for the sake of truth and justice, we purpose giving you something from the seat of war.
The Fifth Connecticut regiment, which had been camping within a mile of Hancock, were ordered back to Frederick, and marched from here on New-Year's day. On the 3d inst., the Massachusetts Thirteenth regiment--Companies A and B from Hancock, Company E from Sir John's Run, six miles above, and Company H at Little Orleans, sixteen miles west — were ordered back to Williamsport.
This left the Thirty-ninth Illinois stationed thus: Three companies at Alpine Depot, opposite Hancock; two companies at Bath, six miles south; two companies at Sir John's Run, three miles from Bath, and two companies at Little Cacapon, (or Little Orleans, the writer does not know whic