Richard Christmas

Richard Christmas (Copiah County)

State House: 1874-1875

Served on the House committee on military affairs.

Could be the Richard Christmas (born c. 1835 in Chatham County, NC) who enlisted with Company G of the 5th Regiment of the U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery in Vicksburg in 1863. Could also be the Richard Christmas (born c. 1815 in Tennessee) listed on the 1870 census in Copiah County with wife Leanna and children. The latter man had been enslaved by Peachy Ridgway Taliaferro; see this interview.

Civil War service record, 1863