Answer: Turns out my new visitors were looking for a crossword puzzle clue.
Will someone please tell me what you are looking for. At least 25 people have been directed to this site by a Google search: "Dimitri’s denial" – and I am sure it has nothing to do with the Civil War.
Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth
“Levin’s study is the first of its kind to blueprint and then debunk the mythology of enslaved African Americans who allegedly served voluntarily in behalf of the Confederacy.”–Journal of Southern History