The Red Badge of Courage

What is Crane hinting at in chapter 13 when Corporal Simpson talks to Henry?

Corporal Simpson says, "Great Jerusalem, they keep turnin' up every ten minutes or so! We thought we'd lost forty-two men by straight count, but if they keep on a-comin' this way, we'll git th' comp'ny all back by morning' yit."

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Crane is hinting that most of the men turned and ran during battle. The Corporal is surprised that so many men are turning up from a battle that should have been a blood bath.