Yorktown, of course, wasn’t the end of the Revolutionary War. It wasn’t even the end of military action.
Take, for instance, the battle of Dill’s Bluff on James Island, outside Charleston—the last military action of the Revolution in South Carolina. The engagement took place on Nov. 14, 1782.
Today, nothing remains of the battlefield, which is marked only by a single two-sided sign.
Dills Bluff is a small piece of high ground along St. James Creek. “Bluff” makes the ground sound higher than it is. Today, a line of houses occupies most of the high ground, although one can catch a glimpse of the beautiful salt marshes that surround the bluff.