In case you have not noticed, a database of approved pension case files of widows and other dependents of soldiers submitted between 1861 and 1934 and sailors between 1910 and 1934 is now available on FamilySearch.org.
It is searchable by name, and linked to Fold3.com to view the actual documents. Be aware that Fold3 is a subscription site and fees are applicable. Still, the FamilySearch.org site proves to be a helpful index.
The following link will take you to the search page at FamilySearch.org: