Fort Sumter after the Civil War. Several significant bombardments reduced it to rubble multiple times. Always the South dug out, remounted the guns, and held on. It never fell to enemy fire but was abandoned when Sherman overran South Carolina.
USS Essex A March, 1863 photo of the USS Essex. The ironclad river gunboat, originally a steam-powered ferry, was acquired during the American War of Southern Independence by the US Army in 1861 for the Western Gunboat Flotilla