In the Eastern Theater, there were many notable characters that contributed to the South being able to maintain their presence in this war as long as they did. One that we are all familiar with is Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson. When he died from friendly fire, the south truly mourned, however his reputation was much larger than amongst the south. He was tremendously known through out the North as well. My question to you is this: Was his death more than a huge tragedy and loss for the South or could it indeed have been an early on, but major turning point for the demise of the South? How great of an influence on the South’s morale was this tragic event and especially in the Eastern Theater where so many of the major influential battles were fought?