Civil War soldiers perked up whenever they saw the coffee wagon coming.
The Re-enactor’s Missions for Jesus Christ (RMJC) hauled a replica of a Civil War era coffee wagon to the re-enactment, which marked the 155th anniversary of the battle at Gettysburg. The replica coffee wagon was made in 1970. The patent for such a wagon was originally issued in 1863. Hot beverages were served to Union and Confederate soldiers alike throughout the war.