From the Richmond Dispatch, 4/15/1861, p. 1
It is reported that Dr. Chas. Bell Gibson, Professor of Surgery in the Virginia Medical College, has been appointed by Gov. Letcher, Surgeon-in-Chief of the State forces, with the rank of General. A large number of medical gentlemen have made tenders of their services. Three assistants, besides a chief, are allowed to each regiment, and the applicants will be apportioned thereto according to the usual rules regulating such matters.