Teomner, a Nephite soldier, along with Gid, assisted Helaman in luring the Lamanites from the city of Manti. Teomner and a small contingent of soldiers lay in wait for the Lamanites on one side of the city, while Gid and another group lay in wait on the other side. Helaman, with his small army, marched forth and drew the Lamanites out of the city to attack and destroy what they perceived to be easy prey. When Helaman moved onward, leading the enemy away in pursuit, Teomner and Gid moved their respective forces into Manti and took over the city—which had been left with only a few guards. Helaman was able to reach Manti by another route during the night. “And thus it came to pass, that by this stratagem they] did take possession of the [city of Manti without the shedding of blood”. Thereafter, the Lamanites fled into the wilderness and the Nephites were able to return to their cities, as Helaman confirmed in an epistle to Moroni.
But behold, our armies are small to maintain so great a number of cities and so great possessions.
But behold, we trust in our God who has given us victory over those lands, insomuch that we have obtained those cities and those lands, which were our own.