Anyone who knows about the Battle of Gettysburg knows about "Pickett's Charge." I've never been able to understand the reasoning behind Lee's orders, but that's beside the point. Years after the war when asked why it failed, the flamboyant General Pickett (well, at least flamboyant before Gettysburg... he was different after the battle) answered "I've always thought the Yankees had something to do with it." There was also rumor (I'm in the camp that believes this is false) that General Pickett said something at one point that was very blaming toward Lee... I just don't think it happened. One of those rumors is attributed to something COL Mosby wrote and it's widely believed now that it isn't true.