History brewing

BREW — Chaplain Alan Farley and wife Faith of Re-enactors’ Missions for Jesus Christ brought a replica of an 1863 coffee wagon, which served Union and Confederate soldiers during the Civil War, to the Gettysburg battle re-enactment.

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.

Times Staff Writer

Mary Grace has been a Gettysburg Times Staff Writer since December 2016. She covers Carroll Valley Borough, Cumberland Township, Liberty Township, Mount Joy Township, Straban Township, and Littlestown Area School District. Mary Grace lives in Gettysburg.

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