Thanks for the reply. Example of one entry in the pension index: H. L. Wright SA-12181 TX 26 Apr 1917, srv 1877-8 Hall's TX Rangers. This implies that Texas could have paid the pension, but why is the entry in an index which has several entries of men who served in the U.S. Army, etc. Would each state where these men resided have paid the pension or would the U. S. govt?
There are entries for men who served in "Creek War" or the "Cherokee War" which really just meant they "aided" in removing the tribes westward. Some lived in Oregon or California; did they receive a federal pension or a "state pension?" Example: James S. Wright, wid Tabitha, WC-351 AL 3 Se 1892, Philpotts's AL VolsFederal or state paid?