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Fort Livingston was built in 1841 on the shores of Grand Terre Island, just east of Grand Isle, Louisiana on the Gulf of Mexico. It was built to protect Barataria Bay leading into the city of New Orleans. The fort was occupied briefly by both sides in the Civil War but never saw battle. The cannons were removed from the fort in 1872.
Fort Livingston was constructed on the site of a fort built by Jean Lafitte before he was kicked out in 1814. The west side of the fort, depicted in the picture, now sits with the waters of Barataria Pass lapping against its brick walls. The south wall was destroyed in 1965 by Hurricane Betsy.