Ethelbert Barksdale
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States (Confederate States 1861-1865)
Date of Birth: 1824
Date of Death: 1893
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Religion: Protestantism
Relatives: William Barksdale (brother)
Political Party: Democratic Party
Political Office(s): United States Representative from Mississippi
Turtledove Appearances:
The Guns of the South
POD: January 17, 1864
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: Confederate States
Political Party: Confederate Party
Political Office(s): Confederate States Representative from Mississippi
Ethelbert Barksdale (January 4, 1824 – February 17, 1893) was a United States Representative from Mississippi (1883-1887), as well as a member of the Confederate States House of Representatives during the American Civil War. His brother William was killed at the Battle of Gettysburg.

Ethelbert Barksdale in The Guns of the SouthEdit

Ethelbert Barksdale became a staunch member of President Robert E. Lee's Confederate Party. He was the lone member of his party hailing from Mississippi to be re-elected in the wake of Nathan Bedford Forrest's moderately successful opposition to the end of slavery.

In one of Lee's darkest moments, he took comfort from Barksdale's words of support.