Tilmon L. Risinger served in Confederate States Army with Pvt. Capt. Levi M. Truitts Co., 1st Regt. Texas Lancers, Col Horance Randall commanding, enlisted at Shelbyville 2 April 1862 for 3 years or war, age 26.
Confederate Indigent Families Lists (1863-1865). On November 24, 1863, the Texas Legislature passed a Joint Resolution stating that the government pledged "support and maintenance of [the soldiers'] families during their absence from home". In accordance, an "Act to Support the Families and Dependents of Texas Solders" passed on December 15, 1863. The following Risingers were listed from Shelby County: Jordan Risinger, P L Risinger, T L Rysinger, J Rysinger.