Thanks Spaw. The only generals I know anything about are Jeb Stuart and Stonewall Jackson! There were songs about them too but those are mostly fluff and don't talk about too much facts anyhow.
I won't even touch the distortion of history in books and movies as 1)it would cause a massive thread creep and 2) I'd be here all day writing something you don't want to take all day to read. But I guess it's fair to say that people have always taken artistic license when it comes to the facts, so don't believe everything you hear or read. :)