Guerilla warfare local southern men guerilla warfare

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Guerilla Warfare – Local southern men = guerilla warfare Francis Marion in the low country – Nicknamed the “Swamp Fox” = great leader in this guerilla warfare. John Sevier and the “over-mountain boys” at King’s Mountain – Lived around the Tennessee region in NC. Struck at night = hit and run tactics = no battle, but very effective. The more the British moved in, the smaller their army became due to having to detach guards on the conquered towns to stay put. Eventually join with Marion and conquered a division at King’s Mountain. Their efforts turn the British advance. The British surrender at Yorktown – General Clinton of the British army told Cornwallis to return to Charleston and thinks that if they hold on to what we’ve got and bide their time, they’ll win. However, Cornwallis decides to march to Virginia, due to light defense, the Declaration was written, and their army is led by a 19-old general, Marquis De Lafayette. He was insistent to not being paid in the army and was very generous to his troops = only thing standing in the way of the capital = too opportune = Cornwallis’s march. Yorktown was a deep harbor in Chesapeake Bay = eventual base for Cornwallis. Send “Bloody Tarleton” to try and take Jefferson, but arrive 5 minutes after he left. A loyal slave misleads them by telling them that Jefferson left hours ago = raid wine cellar at Monticello instead of following Jefferson. By 1781, the French fleet finally arrives with the army led by Rochambeau = British navy would have had to go through the French to relieve Cornwallis. Once the French took the bay, Washington sees his chance and trap
Cornwallis against the sea. When the patriot forces moved within 150 yards from the British line, there were 2 British forts left in the American sector of the battlefield, but the French wanted to raid them instead and the Americans acknowledged that they were superior, but it came down to one fort for each(one for Americans, one for French). Alexander Hamilton, a bastard, whose mother dies when he’s young, is taken in by distant relatives, and runs their business by the time he’s a teen = goes to King’s College during the war outbreak. Washington rides by and asks a school organized fight group asked how they were able to maneuver their guns so quickly and efficiently, they answered it was because of Hamilton. He then became indispensable to Washington by making sure that the right people get the right messages. He asks for battlefield command, but Washington never did since he was the one dispensing his orders, but eventually gave him command of the attack on the last British fort (at night). Charged at them unarmed (no bullets, but did have bayonets). Within seconds, the British release one volley of fire until they are quickly subdued within 10-15 minutes. The French noisily attacked and took it out within 30 minutes. Cornwallis sees that there’s no hope for him = surrender = Washington’s great victory. The Articles of Confederation Post-Revolutionary Reform Gradual Emancipation in the North –

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