The following quote about the Hornet’s Nest is true history. A regiment is supposed to be 1,000 men. From what I’ve researched, The 18th Missouri never really reached full strength. But after the Hornet’s Nest, there were only about 300 men left in the regiment who were not killed or captured.
*spoiler alert* Yes, one of my characters that is close to Nat ends up captured by the confederates in this chapter! 🙂