William, I am sorry but I do not have a copy of the pension papers. What I received was an email from Beth Howzer, who forwarded to me an email she received from Evelyn Flood Rkinfolks@aol.com. The email contained 3 affidavits that Evelyn had painstakenly retyped into an email. These affidavits were to help Mahala Bowen get a pension based on her husbands service. I don't know if he had received a pension before his death or not. IE the reason for searching for some verification.
One affidavit was by Frederick Bowen's brother William C Bowen, and was executed in Indian Territory, stated that William had known Frederick all his life (about 32 years) and that he was a Conf Soldier in Co E Lackensies regiment of Texas, serving from fall of 1861 to wars end, honorably discharged, and is now dead. Widow has been a resident of Arkansas for the last 12 months. OH!! and something I had missed, it says William served with him and was his comrade and brother. dated June 13, 1903. notarized by Jno. R Smoot.
Next affidavit is by Mahala E Bowen, widow of Frederick Bowen. States that Frederick was a Confederate soldier in
Captain Hickey Regiment of Lacklin from the State of Texas. Says her husband died March 1878. Place of filing of the affidavit is Newton County of Arkansas, sworn to on June 1 , 1903 before J F Carlton, clerk.
Third affidavit was by Susan E Bowen Hall, half sister of Frederick. She was in Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory. She says she knew him for about 28 years and he was a Confed Soldier in Company CAPT. HICKY LOCKIN'S Regiment of TEXAS TROOP, served to the end of the war, honorably discharged. Sworn to June 24, 1903 Edward McLain Notary Public.
Maybe Evelyn would be so nice as to send you a copy of the pension, if she has one. Hope this helps some with your research. ~Phyllis