Ch. 4/Sect. 3 and Ch.4/Sect. 4 (War at Sea (In the fall of 1775, the…
Ch. 4/Sect. 3 and Ch.4/Sect. 4
War at Sea
In the fall of 1775, the Continental Congress made great plans to build four American battle ships.
Instead of attacking the British, they attacked their supplies located on Nassau, which is in the Bahamas.
The American Troops had adapted merchant vessels, andeight fighting ships ready for combat by Fe
John Paul Jones
John had worked on ships at a young age and was born in Scotland. Whenever the war broke out, he had volunteered his people to the newly created navy. He had established himself as a brave and smart soldier.
The British had knocked out the heaviest artillery on the Bonhomme Richard in honor of Benjamin Franklin's Poor Richards Almanac.
The Patriots had owed most of their success to John Paul Jones. He was once considered an outlaw because he accidently killed the leader of a mutiny. He had rushed to America, and had Jones to his name.
War in the West
George Rodgers Clark was very determined that he would be able to weaken the British support systems, so Clark had decided to target trading villages.
In February 1779 Clark had started a unexpected attack on Fort Sackville near the town of Vincennes.
A man named George Rodgers Clark had volunteered himself to lead a western campaign.
In 1780 General Clinton had landed a powerful of 14,000 troops around port city. British had scored one of their greatest victories with about the cost of about 250 casualties.
A powerful force of 3,500 British soldiers had easily took Savannah in 1778 and had put in a new colonial government.
Banastre Tarleton, had sent fear through the South by declining to take prisoners and killed any soldier who had surrendered.
A Failed Attack
A general names Nathaniel Green had arrived to reorganize the army.
About 4,000 American troops and only 700 of them escaped whenever the Patriots did not have enough food and rest .
Patriots that were led by Horatio Gates had tried to push the British out of a city named Camden located in South Carolina.
Francis Marion was a very skillful at this style of fighting. Hardly anyone was better than him. This man had organized a group of Guerrilla soldiers.
People called Marion the Swamp Fox because of a general claiming "As for this.... old fox, the devil himself could not catch him."
The Guerrilla Warfare is known as whenever the Patriots switched to hit and run attacks.