Some more from pp. 55/6 of "Doctors in Grey."
Stout was embarassed somewhat after his appointment by a subsequent order from Richmond which assigned him to duty as inspector of general hospitals in General Bragg's army and by the Surgeon General's reference to him in that capacity. Complete official confirmation of his medical directorship was forthcoming, however, and the Surgeon General recognized that Stout was an exceptional admistrator. Stout perhaps more that any other medical officer of the Confederacy, recognized the importance of medical records and preserved material of his department up to the time of his death."