Military Review English Edition July-August 2014 - Page 106

Charleston and Savannah to the British in 1780 and the subsequent performance of Maj. Gen. Horatio Gates. The author illustrates how partisan mounted troopers, along with continental regulars, successfully leveraged guerrilla tactics and mounted maneuvers against static British outposts and lines of communication. This action crippled Maj. Gen. Cornwallis’s Southern Campaign, forcing him to seek refuge at Yorktown with his occupational forces isolated in the coastal ports of Charleston and Savannah. )