From the Richmond Dispatch, 8/25/1862
Fatal Accident. - About one o'clock, yesterday afternoon, a soldier named James Cary, belonging to Company C, Wheat's battalion, jumped out of a third story window in rear of the Columbian Hotel, intending to alight upon an adjacent shed, but missed his object, and fell to the ground, a distance of about forty feet. From what could be ascertained relative to the affair, it seems that he had been engaged in a fight with some of his room-mates, and in order to escape arrest by the police, who had been sent for, sought to make his exit from the hotel by the above-mentioned route. He was picked up in a dying condition and was taken to the Baskerville Hospital, on Cary street. He survived only about half an hour.