Henry J. Millard
30-year-old Farmer and Civil War Veteran
Cause of Death: Gunshot
Murder Scene and Date
By Nancy Bowers
In early October of 1874, 30-year-old Henry J. Millard was found dead inside the house where he lived alone in Camp Township of Polk County southeast of Des Moines.
He died from two bullet wounds in what looked like a robbery that targeted him because he lived alone and was vulnerable.
There were no clues or suspects, and no one was brought to trail.
Henry J. Millard was born in 1844 in the state of New York. On August 21, 1862, he enlisted in Company B, Iowa 23rd Infantry Regiment and was mustered out on July 28, 1863 at Vicksburg, Mississippi, a few weeks after the decisive battle there.
Please note: Use of information from this article should credit Nancy Bowers as the author and Iowa Unsolved Murders: Historic Cases as the source.
- ☛ Roster & Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of Rebellion.
- ☛ Iowa State Reporter, October 7, 1874.
- ☛ U.S. Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865.