Ethelbert Barksdale (January 4, 1824 – February 17, 1893) was a U.S. Representative from Mississippi, as well as a member of the Confederate States Congress during the American Civil War. Barksdale was born in Smyrna, Tennessee, a son of William Barksdale and Nancy Hervey Lester. He was the younger brother of William Barksdale, the famed Confederate general who was killed at the Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War. Ethelbert Barksdale moved to Jackson, Mississippi, as a young man and later adopted journalism as a profession. He edited the official journal of the state from 1854–1861 and again from 1876-1883.

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  • Ethelbert Barksdale (* 4. Januar 1824 in Smyrna, Rutherford County, Tennessee; † 17. Februar 1893 in Yazoo City, Mississippi) war ein US-amerikanischer Politiker (Demokratische Partei), der den Bundesstaat Mississippi im US-Repräsentantenhaus und im Konföderiertenkongress vertrat. Als junger Mann zog Ethelbert Barksdale nach Jackson in Mississippi, wo er als Journalist arbeitete. Von 1854 bis 1861 war er Redakteur beim offiziellen Journal des Bundesstaates; dieselbe Aufgabe übernahm er von 1876 bis 1883 erneut. Sein erstes politisches Mandat übte Barksdale in den Konföderierten Staaten aus. Von 1862 bis 1865 war er Abgeordneter des Repräsentantenhauses im ersten und zweiten Konföderiertenkongress. Nach Ende des Sezessionskrieges war er 1868, 1872 und 1880 Delegierter zur Democratic National Convention, an der er bereits 1860 teilgenommen hatte. Von 1877 bis 1879 stand er den Demokraten in Mississippi vor. 1882 wurde Ethelbert Barksdale schließlich ins US-Repräsentantenhaus gewählt. Er vertrat seinen Staat vom 4. März 1883 bis zum 3. März 1887 in Washington und verfehlte dann die Wiederwahl. Danach betätigte er sich landwirtschaftlich in Yazoo City, wo er 1893 starb. Sein Bruder William Barksdale war von 1853 bis 1861 ebenfalls Abgeordneter im US-Repräsentantenhaus und trat dann der Konföderiertenarmee bei. Er starb in der Schlacht von Gettysburg. (de)
  • Ethelbert Barksdale (January 4, 1824 – February 17, 1893) was a U.S. Representative from Mississippi, as well as a member of the Confederate States Congress during the American Civil War. Barksdale was born in Smyrna, Tennessee, a son of William Barksdale and Nancy Hervey Lester. He was the younger brother of William Barksdale, the famed Confederate general who was killed at the Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War. Ethelbert Barksdale moved to Jackson, Mississippi, as a young man and later adopted journalism as a profession. He edited the official journal of the state from 1854–1861 and again from 1876-1883. During the Civil War, he served as member of the First Confederate Congress and then the Second Confederate Congress from 1861-1865. Near the war's end, in a desperate effort to provide soldiers for the Confederate Army, Rep. Barksdale introduced legislation that would permit "Negroes" to fight for the South against the Union. Initially it passed the Confederate House, was barely defeated in the Senate, but weeks later, a version of this "last resort" effort was eventually approved, though never implemented. Returning to politics in postbellum Mississippi during Reconstruction, Barksdale served as delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1860, 1868, 1872, and 1880. He served as chairman of the Democratic State executive committee from 1877-1879. Barksdale was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1887). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1886, and then engaged in agricultural pursuits in Yazoo County. He died in Yazoo City, Mississippi, on February 17, 1893, and was interred in Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson, Mississippi. (en)
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  • Ethelbert Barksdale (* 4. Januar 1824 in Smyrna, Rutherford County, Tennessee; † 17. Februar 1893 in Yazoo City, Mississippi) war ein US-amerikanischer Politiker (Demokratische Partei), der den Bundesstaat Mississippi im US-Repräsentantenhaus und im Konföderiertenkongress vertrat. Als junger Mann zog Ethelbert Barksdale nach Jackson in Mississippi, wo er als Journalist arbeitete. Von 1854 bis 1861 war er Redakteur beim offiziellen Journal des Bundesstaates; dieselbe Aufgabe übernahm er von 1876 bis 1883 erneut. (de)
  • Ethelbert Barksdale (January 4, 1824 – February 17, 1893) was a U.S. Representative from Mississippi, as well as a member of the Confederate States Congress during the American Civil War. Barksdale was born in Smyrna, Tennessee, a son of William Barksdale and Nancy Hervey Lester. He was the younger brother of William Barksdale, the famed Confederate general who was killed at the Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War. Ethelbert Barksdale moved to Jackson, Mississippi, as a young man and later adopted journalism as a profession. He edited the official journal of the state from 1854–1861 and again from 1876-1883. (en)
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