3) by about 300 Americans, mostly militiamen, under General William Moultrie.
Some militiamen who were entering the battery ran back.
Later in the year, however, he was placed in command (by New Hampshire), with the rank of brigadier-general of militia, of a force of militiamen, with whom, on the 16th of August, near Bennington, Vermont, he defeated two detachments of Burgoyne's army under Colonel Friedrich Baum and Colonel Breyman.
His army was mainly composed of militiamen, who behaved very badly, and his papers having been captured in a boat, his plans were revealed.
Every year in the drill season contingents of militiamen are called up for long or short periods of training, and the maximum peace strength under arms in the summer is about 35,000, of whom half are permanent cadres and half militiamen.