The Mystery of the Boy Shot on Mill Hill

Updated: Jul 7

Join the hunt for answers as Washington Historical Society's own Bill Mulcahy searches for the boy's identify and uncovers his powerfully moving story.

Photo of Washington Historical Society documentary film for Boy Shot on Mill Hill.
Documentary filming for WMUR-9’s New Hampshire Chronicle


For over a century, someone lay buried in an unmarked grave in the historic East Washington cemetery, the only clue to his identity a cryptic entry in the cemetery records - "Boy shot on Mill Hill."


Who was he? How did he come to be there?


Join the hunt for answers as Washington Historical Society's own Bill Mulcahy searches for the boy's identify and uncovers his powerfully moving story.


Watch or Read More


Click here to read Bill's story featured in the WHS Fall 2019 newsletter.


Or, watch an 8-minute segment about Bill’s search as broadcast on the September 16, 2020 edition of WMUR-9’s New Hampshire Chronicle. Producer/Reporter Karen Meyers, Drone Videographer Todd DiOrio, Videographer Paul Falco, and Editor Chris Shepherd were nominated for 2021 New England Emmy Awards for their work on this segment!


A powerful and moving story of the discovery of a boy who lay in an unmarked grave for over 100 years.

Bill Mulcahy holds a BA in History from Stonehill College, and is a past winner of that college's Frederick Jackson Turner for writing in American History. He became president of the Washington Historical Society in August 2020.


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