One particular instance of Jackson being "difficult" and not getting along with either the administration or his subordinates would be the exchange he had in early 1862 with then-Secretary of War Judah Benjamin. Jackson had maneuvered the Federals out of Romney in a brutal winter campaign, then left Brig. Gen. William W. Loring and his small division that had been ordered to assist Jackson to remain there as a garrison. Loring was another of those "difficult' types who resented being left "hanging out" in the wilderness of western Virginia garrisoning Romney while Stonewall took his division back to the relative comforts of Winchester. Loring went over Jackson's head complaining to Benjamin in a letter also signed by his subordinate brigade commanders, one of which was William Taliaferro. Benjamin unwisely sustained Loring, ordering Jackson to recall him from Romney, prompting Jackson to submit a letter of resignation due to interference with his command. Feelings were smoothed over but Jackson lost the service of Loring's command for the time and sorely missed them once the Valley Campaign got underway. Loring was soon transferred to the west where he became an insubordinate thorn in Pemberton's side, and although Taliaferro eventually succeeded to command of Jackson's Division, Stonewall bore him a grudge and never really trusted him.