On September 26, Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton's British Legion, temporarily under the command of Major George Hanger, the advance forces of Cornwallis' army, entered Charlotte. Davie had arrayed about 150 men in the streets and buildings near the courthouse. Some of these men opened fire on the Legion, and Hanger ordered a charge. Concealed riflemen opened fire on the flanks of the charging men, dropping twenty men including Hanger and pushing the rest back toward the main army column. Davie and his men withdrew as the main army neared.