Berks County Military Hall of Fame

The Berks County Military Hall of Fame (BCMHOF) honors Berks County, PA veterans who received medals for valor while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Shopp
George J. Shopp
Berks County
9/8/1834
Date of Death: 3/24/1924
Yuma Cemetary, Yuma Colorado
Private E-1
Medal of Honor
N/A
Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private in the US Army in Company E, 191st Pennsylvania Infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action at Five Forks, Virginia on April 1, 1865. His citation reads "Capture of flag."
Civil War
Henry
Guy Verner Henry
Berks County
PA
3/9/1839
Date of Death: 10/27/1889
Home, Washingon D.C.
Arlington Cemetary, Section 2, Site Lot 990
Brigadier General
Medal of Honor
Died
Born at Fort Smith, Indian Territory (now Arkansas), March 9, 1839, he graduated from West Point on May 5, 1861 and served throughout the Civil War and Indian Wars as Lieutenant, Captain, Major, Lieutenant Colonel, Colonel and Brigadier General in the Regular Army.He received successive brevets for gallantry in various battles and was breveted Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for gallantry at Rose Bud, Montana, where he was shot through the face while fighting Indians.He was awarded the Medal of Honor on December 5, 1893 for his Civil War Service at the battle of Cold Harbor on June 1, 1864 where he was serving as Colonel, 40th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.He was later Colonel of the all-black 10th U.S. Cavalry and was commanding Fort Assinniboine during the Spanish-American War in 1898. He served as military governor of Puerto Rico following that war.Citation: Led the assaults of his brigade upon the enemy's works, where he had 2 horses shot under him.
Civil War
Scheibner
Martin E. Scheibner
Reading
PA
10/13/1842
Date of Death: 11/29/1908
Charles Evens Cemetery
Corporal
Medal of Honor
N/A
Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a Corporal in the Union Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Private in Company G, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry for action on November 27 1863 at Mine Run, Virginia. His citation reads ""Voluntarily extinguished the burning fuse of a shell which had been thrown into the lines of the regiment by the enemy.
Civil War
Graul
William L. Graul
Berks County
PA
7/27/1846
Date of Death: 9/2/1909
Charles Evans Cemetery
Corporal
Medal of Honor
N/A
Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a First Sergeant in the Union Army in Company G, 88th Pennsylvania Infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on February 6 and 7, 1865 at Dabney's Mills, Virginia. His citation reads ""Grasped the enemy's colors in the face of a deadly fire and brought them inside the lines.
Civil War
Sands
William Sands
Reading
PA
10/14/1835
Date of Death: 10/31/1918
Charles Evans Cemetary
First Sergeant
Medal of Honor
N/A
Civil War