soldiers behaved so harshly that they drove other Loyalists to switch to the

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soldiers behaved so harshly that they drove other Loyalists to switch to the rebel side General Charles Cornwallis – another commander of the British forces in America. He was in charge of the British troops in the South. Cornwallis had Georgia and most of SC under British control by 1780 Major Patrick Ferguson – a ruthless British cavalry officer who was in charge of training Loyalist militiamen. He let his men burn Patriot farms, liberate slaves, and destroy livestock. He also went into the backwoods bars and badmouthed the Patriot mamas and women, he threatened to hang the backwater barbarians and destroy their farms. He is the main cause for the Battle of Kings Mountain Overmountain Men – backwoods, good ole boys who used guerilla warfare and tactics, they lived over the mountains, mostly in or West of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Battle of King’s Mountain – the turning point in the war for independence. The Patriots kicked ass. It was an hour long battle where the Patriots fought uphill against the British and Loyalists, and still won. It was basically an extended family feud because many of the men fighting against each other were related in some way. 700 loyalists were captured, 25 were later hanged. General Nathaniel Greene – One of Washington’s best generals, Greene led the Americans to victory at the Battle of Cowpens. Known as “the fighting Quaker” Battle of Cowpens – January 17, 1781, the Continental Army took up positions near Cowpens, an area of cattle pastures in northern SC. They lured the British army into a trap. The British army rushed the field, only to be ambushed by the Continental (southern) cavalry. It was the most complete tactical victory for the American side of the Revolution
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Battle of Guilford Courthouse - March 15, 1781. General Nathaniel Greene lured the British Army to Guilford Courthouse, where the Americans attacked them. The Americans lost the battle but inflicted such heavy losses that Cornwallis left behind his wounded and marched to the coast to rest. Admiral de Grasse - a career French officer who achieved the rank of admiral. He is best known for his command of the French fleet at the Battle of the Chesapeake in 1781 in the last year of the American Revolutionary War. Battle of Yorktown – (1781) Last major battle of the Revolutionary War, French troops joined Americans to defeat the British; General Cornwallis along with over 7,000 British troops, surrendered to George Washington at Yorktown VA on October 17, 1781
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