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Barksdale, Ethelbert (04 January 1824–17 February 1893), editor and U.S. and Confederate congressman, was born in Smyrna, Rutherford County, Tennessee, the son of William Barksdale and Nancy Lester. Ethelbert Barksdale was the younger brother of William Barksdale (1821–1863), commanding general of the Mississippi brigade in the Army of Northern Virginia, who was killed at the battle of Gettysburg. Ethelbert Barksdale moved to Mississippi while still in his teens and soon followed his brother William into journalism and Democratic politics. He married Alice Harris in 1843. Whether they had any children is unknown....

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Hotze, Henry (02 September 1833–19 April 1887), Confederate propagandist, was born in Zurich, Switzerland, the son of Rudolph Hotze, a captain in the French Royal Service, and Sophie Esslinger. Educated by the Jesuits, Hotze emigrated as a youth to the United States. In 1855 he became a naturalized citizen in Mobile, Alabama, where his intelligence, manners, and racial views (he translated Joseph Arthur, Comte de Gobineau’s ...