Chapter 4//Sections 3 and 4 (War at sea (The Continental Congress decided…
Chapter 4//Sections 3 and 4
War at sea
The Continental Congress decided to build 4 war ships in 1775.
The french navy aided the colony's navy.
1776: American Navy attacks the supply base of the British in the Bahamas and succeeds in capturing the base.
John Paul Jones
John was a navel hero to the Patriots.
1778: The French presented him a small fleet of 7 vessels to take charge of and was named Bonhomme Richard.
1779: John's navy captured the British warship Serapis (was one of his most famous victories)
War in the west
Clark made his 150 men march though freezing cold water to Sacksville but Sacksville ended up surrendering
1779: Clark planned a surprise attack on Fort Sacksville
George Rogers Clark volunteered to lead the western campaign.
The Patriots surrendered also giving up 4 ships and close too 5,400 prisoners.
1778: The 3,500 British soldiers took Savannah easily then made a new colonial government.
1780: General Clinton landed a troop of 14,000 men around the port city in South Carolina.
A failed attack
In the midst of the war may soldiers ran and only about 700 escaped out of 4,000 soldiers
General Nathaniel Greene was very discouraged by what happened and said "I have never seen such scenes."
1780: the Patriots tried to drive out the British in Camden, SC with the leader of Horatio Gates
Marion would use the hit-run-attacks to disrupt communication to from British soldiers
Francis Marion was one of the best at the hit-and-run attacks on the British