Were slave’s descendants ‘duped’ by honor?

“I believe it matters that the descendants of a slave have been duped into believing that their ancestor somehow served as a soldier or was acknowledged in some official capacity within the army.”

— From “SCV Butchers Another Slave’s History” at Civil War Memory (Feb. 16, 2012

Kevin Levin’s criticism of a marker honoring Aaron Perry, a Union County slave who accompanied his owner into the Confederate army, attracted quite a string of comments.