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You are correct in stating that Marion and for that matter Sumpter had little to do with winning the War but do not dismiss the Militia so lightly. If not for those farmers and trappers from the Tennessee?North Carolina and Kaintuck under men like John Sevier decimating the arrogant Major Patrick Ferguson at Kings Mtn. he would have been Cornwallis's reserves and no need for the ships which did not arrive, Tommy
He needed the ships for food and supplies. He wore himself out chasing the regulars all over and leaving much of his supply train behind to make better speed. Then after his "victory" at the Courthouse he was too weak to do anything but hold somewhere. He fled to Yorktown to be resupplied with food and munitions. He had the men to hold off Washington, but he was short of munitions and food and thus couldn't wait for the French Fleet to have to withdraw back to the Caribbean.
The militia and the guerillas played a part, but they could never be the decisive force. They can only harass and weaken moral. They could not force the issue against regular troops.