The Loring-Jackson incident refers to the acrimonious quarrel between Confederate generalsand William W. Loring during the Romney Expedition in the winter of 1861–1862 during the (1861–1865). The winter campaign resulted in the Confederate occupation of the strategic town of Romney on January 14, 1862. The Loring-Jackson incident unfolded when Loring, believing that Jackson had treated his men unfairly during the expedition in western Virginia, campaigned to have his men recalled from Romney. When Confederate secretary of war Judah P. Benjamin granted Loring’s withdrawal request, Jackson offered his resignation. Less than one month after capturing Romney, Loring’s men abandoned Romney, which subsequently allowed Union forces to regain their stronghold in the Potomac River Valley.