I re read this last night and thought I would share. Nothing ground breaking, but always good to add further documentation to some things we do here as living historians. to quote:
"We were then told to rest, which of course, was very acceptable. Several of the boys had their frying-pans along, which was one side of a tin canteen. A canteen is made in the shape of two saucers, turned tops together. Then if they are put in a fire and unsoldered the sides make two very good little frying-pans, which are light and easy to carry along."
Dorman was writing about Reams Station when he mentioned this. I wonder if this is something the boys in the 10th came to independently, or if their friends in the 2nd, 5th, and 8th Florida showed it to them?
The following passage is from "Fifty years Ago" by George Dorman of the 10th Florida Infantry. It was a small pamphlet published in the early 20th C. when his son was running for some local office. Only a handful survive and Don Hillhouse was to get it re published in an Appendix to "Heavy Artillery and Light Infantry" a book Hillhouse authored about the 1st Fla. btln which ended up being the 10th Fl. Dorman was only in the ANV from May 24 1864 until Sept 25 1864, so it is a very concise time frame. (the 9th 10th and 11th arrived in time for Cold Harbor and Dorman was injured in September).
Not sure if the canteen was picked up at Olustee in February or was issued in Virginia.