From the Richmond Dispatch, 5/19/1862, p. 2, c. 2
If not Murder, very like one. – A free negro named William Brown, employed at the C.S. Military Prison as servant to Dr. E. G. Higginbotham, Surgeon of the Post, was shot by a sentinel yesterday morning and instantly killed, while standing near a window in the hospital department of the Prison. The excuse alleged for performing the deed is that the negro was standing near or leaning out of a window, and would not move when ordered. We are informed by Dr. H. that the understanding at the Prison has been that his patients or servants had a right to go to the windows without molestation. The negro could not have leaned very far out of the window, as the bullet entered his back. The affair will no doubt be investigated by a court-martial.