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From the Associated Press

A special postmark is being issued this week as part of the re-enactment of the Civil War Battle of Sacramento in western Kentucky.

The U.S. Postal Service will offer the postmark starting tomorrow as part of a series of commemorations marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, which raged from 1861 to 1865.

The postmark will be available at a log cabin near the battlegrounds in Sacramento, in McClean County.

Mail order requests for the special cancellation will be available for 30 days beginning tomorrow.

The Battle of Sacramento took place on Dec. 28, 1861. It was led by Union Maj. Eli H. Murray and Confederate Col. Nathan Bedford Forrest.

(Photo from www.battleofsac.com)

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