Other than what I already have stated at my web site on Samuel Risien, I have not been able to locate much more on this Confederate sailor. He is not listed on the rosters of the CSS ALABAMA shown at several sources, nor is his name mentioned elsewhere in CSN sources. This does not mean that he did not serve, as documents proving his service may have been lost or destroyed at the close of the war, or he may have served under an assumed name. I was in contact with his descendants some years ago, but they themselves do not have any additional data. His membership in a veteran's group surely proves that he did indeed serve. Until further information surfaces, we will just have to accept what is already available on Risien.