They always blame it on the women.Due to excessive drinking and carousing with "loose" women, Joe Hooker was relieved of his command and replaced by George Meade who was successful against R.E. Lee at Gettysburg primarily due to the efforts of General John Buford of Versailles Kentucky holding the high ground on the first day of that 3 day battle.
So yes, I would say that loose women did play a key role (roll lol) as did our own Kentucky Native.(His role was played by Sam Elliott in the movie).
Thanks Wolf for the great stories.