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Postal Service marks Battle of Stonington anniversary with postmark

Published August 09. 2012 4:00AM

The U.S. Postal Service marks the 198th anniversary of the Battle of Stonington today with a postmark.

The postmark includes a cannon and "One of the two 18-pounders," referring to weapons used by Stonington villagers to fend off the British on Aug. 9, 1814.

Postmarked cards, called "covers," are available for $3.50 from 9 a.m. to noon today only at Dime Bank on Cannon Square in Stonington borough, or by mail from the Stonington Historical Society, P.O. Box 103, Stonington, CT., 06378, when accompanied by a self-addressed business-size envelope.

Half the proceeds go to the Stonington Historical Society.

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