Thank you for adding this thread. I've never had any interest in the KKK personally but due to this thread, its content and questions asked, realized I've missed out on a lot of interesting material. As for the question posed by the OP, I do not have the answer personally, but can say at this point in my opinion, no better candidate has been put forth than Gov. Barlow. He was no doubt not a middle of the road character and was either loved or hated for his part during and after the war. I'm curious to see what else comes to light on the subject.
It's a good subject, but I didn't start the thread! It was split off something else regarding the KKK.