Omission is one of the tools of the Denier trade.Levin's book, pages 123-24:
"On September 17, 1994, the General William Barksdale Camp 1220, Sons of Confederate Veterans, and John M. Stone Chapter 380, United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), placed a Southern Cross of Honor on the grave of Silas Chandler in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point, Mississippi. By honoring him, the SCV transformed an unknown story about an obscure slave into a full-blown legend....The Cross of Honor, introduced in 1900 by the UDC, was intended for Confederate soldiers who performed acts of valor on the battlefield. It was about this time that Myra Chandler Sampson, the great-granddaughter of Silas, discovered the marker. For Sampson, it represented nothing less than the SCV’s and UDC’s goal to “perpetuate myths in attempt to rewrite and sugarcoat the shameful truth about parts of our American history for political and financial gain.”
Levin doesn't mention that descendants of Silas Chandler gave permission to place the marker and they took part in the ceremony. Levin makes it sound like it was a lone act of the SCV.
Also "financial gain"? Forgive me ignorance here, but the SCV doesn't profit from honoring the fallen. If anything they lose money doing so since the Iron Crosses in question have to be purchased from money used in donations by camp members.
The only one who seems to be perpetuating myths for financial gain is Mr. Levin himself -- after all he doesn't just give his book away now, does he?