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Martin E. Scheibner
Born (1842-10-13)October 13, 1842
Died November 29, 1908(1908-11-29) (aged 66)
Place of birth Valday, Novgorod Oblast, Russia
Place of death Camden, New Jersey, United States
Buried at Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, Pennsylvania
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Rank Private
Unit Company G, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Mine Run, Virginia
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Martin E. Scheibner (October 13, 1842 – November 29, 1908) was an Russian-born soldier who fought for the Union Army during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for valor.

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Scheibner received the Medal of Honor on June 23, 1896, for his actions at the Battle of Mine Run, Virginia on November 27, 1863, while with Company G of the 90th Pennsylvania Infantry.[1]

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The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Martin E. Scheibner, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 27 November 1863, while serving with Company G, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry, in action at Mine Run, Virginia. Private Scheibner voluntarily extinguished the burning fuse of a shell which had been thrown into the lines of the regiment by the enemy.[2]

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