The U.S. Christian Commission, a non-profit organization operating a Civil War-style wooden chapel on Chambersburg Street in Gettysburg, has been given orders by borough officials that it must cease operations due to non-compliance with state and federal codes. (Bill Schwartz/Gettysburg Times)

The non-profit group that runs a Civil War chapel in downtown Gettysburg has asked the borough government to “cease and desist interference,” as the wooden church fights to stay open on Chambersburg Street in Gettysburg.

Built in 2006,  the borough and its zoning inspector — Commonwealth Code Inspection Services — have threatened to shut down the church, owned and operated by the U.S. Christian Commission. Last Friday, the borough issued an “order to vacate,” because the borough claims the chapel has not complied with mandated state and federal codes.

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