Chapter 4/sections 3 and 4 (War at sea ( (The French navy was a big help…
Chapter 4/sections 3 and 4
War at sea
The French navy was a big help to the Americans
1776: American Navy attacks the supply base of the British
Continental Congress allows four ships to be built
War in the West
George Clark volunteered to lead the western campaign
In 1779 Clark launched a surprise attack attack on Fort Sackville
Clark's 150 men walked a 18 day march through freezing water
John Paul Jones
In September 23, 1779 one of Jones's most famous victories was the capture of the British warship Serapis .
The Continental Navy used fewer than 100 ships over the course of the war and the British lost over than 200 ships.
Captured many British supply ships.
The British destroyed crops.
Banastre refused to take prisoners and killing soldiers
The Southern war was brutal
A failed attack
The Patroits fell apart
Patriot forces were led by Horatio Gates.
The British could not catch Marion
He was know as Swamp fox
Marions used surprise attacks to disrupt British communication.