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    Postal Service stamp commemorates Battle of Gettysburg

    The U.S. Postal Service is issuing a special stamp commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.

    The stamps will first be issued at a ceremony at Gettysburg National Military Park on Thursday, a day before they are scheduled to go on sale across the rest of the country.The stamp depicts a painted image of a chaotic battlefield, with smoke rising from fired rifles.

    The three-day battle in July 1863 was the largest of the Civil War. It is considered the war’s pivotal moment after Northern forces turned away a Confederate advance.

    The Postal Service has been commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with a series of stamps. A stamp commemorating the Battle of Vicksburg will also be released next week in Mississippi.

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