I was wondering how prevalent fancy (silk, embroidered, colorful, etc.) tobacco pouches would have been. I can't seem to find a good thread that has already addressed this topic. I have seen two nice originals at the Atlanta History Center, and they seem to have been unique and treasured pieces of "flare" for a soldier. Is there a period of the war where these would have been more common than at another time? Are there any good photos with soldiers in possession of a pouch? I kinda want to add one of these (not just a practical pouch, but a fancy one) to my impression, but am afraid of being branded a 'dandy'.