General A. P. Hill's Tobacco Pouch
The initials A. P. H. are visible on the upper silk portion of this tobacco pouch that was used by Confederate general A. P. Hill during the Civil War. Black velvet appliqués in the shape of leaves have been hand-stitched onto the red wool flannel portion of the pouch. One of Hill's daughters, Lucy Hill MacGill, donated this artifact to the Museum of the Confederacy in 1921.
In the post–Civil War era, Lucy Hill became nearly as famous as Jefferson Davis's daughter, Varina Ann ("Winnie") Davis, the so-called "Daughter of the Confederacy" and a potent symbol of the Lost Cause. Upon Winnie's death in 1898, Hill's daughter Lucy was nominated to take over that title, an honor she declined, saying, "I am content as I am, a Confederate soldier's daughter."