British Increase (1782)
After General Cornwallis defeat at Yorktown, the King sent more warships and a fleet of 10,000 men straight to the captured Yorktown, besieging the coastal city, battling against Colonials for 4 days until they were victorious, taking few casualties whilst the American troops were forced back. Many troops also surrendered and defecting with 1000 patriots joining the British cause.
The British reopened the Northern Front, by sending fresh troops to the New York province, they also managed to re-organise and mass a large force of Loyalists, both militia and regulars.
With the renewed British offensive, the American patriots began to question how long would it take for them to achieve liberty from the cruel King. This caused many defections throughout 1781, 1200 troops defected after a small skirmish with Loyalist militia.