Christmas, E. J. (1840 ~ 1930). Confederate veteran E. J. Christmas was born in South Carolina in 1840.
Christmas volunteered for the Confederate Army on July 4, 1861 in Sumter, South Carolina and was enrolled into 9th Regiment of South Carolina Volunteers, which subsequently became the 9th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry. His first tour was spent with the infantry, but he reenlisted and was transferred to the 1st Regiment of the South Carolina Heavy Artillery.
Christmas left service after a two-year tour and presumably returned to South Carolina. Christmas moved to Texas in 1872 and settled in Travis County. Christmas was married and widowed when he moved to Texas.
Christmas was admitted to the Confederate Home October 9, 1905 and listed his former occupation as painter. Christmas suffered from numerous disabilities, which hampered his ability to work when he was admitted to the Home. Among his diseases were chronic rheumatism, chronic gastritis, deformation of the forearms due to breakage and improper healing, a tumor in the left forearm, lead poisoning and nephritis or inflammation of the kidneys.
Christmas was discharged from the hom for "dishonorable conduct" on December 5, 1908. However, he was readmitted into the home at an unspecified date, as he died at the Confederate Home on May 18, 1930.
Listed as contacts for information in home records are the names Mrs. Emma Emmig and Mrs. Hannah Ferguson. Information for the biography was gathered through Compiled Military Service Records and Confederate Home Roster Records.