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Robert Henry Sillman

Date of death: 13-Apr-32
Place of Birth: New York, New York
Home of record: New York New York

Robert Sillman was a Non-Graduating Member of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1887. He retired as a U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel.


Distinguished Service Cross

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Awarded for actions during the Spanish-American War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Sergeant Robert Henry Sillman, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism while serving with Astor Battery, in action before Manila, Philippine Islands, 13 August 1898. Sergeant Sillman gallantly too part, until disabled by a Spanish bullet, in a charge on the enemy's breastworks, volunteers having been called for by the brigadier general commanding.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 116 (1919)

Action Date: August 13, 1898

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Astor Battery