Civil War lectures set for April 2 at the University of Alabama

“Confederate Generals and Controversies” is the theme of this year’s Sanders Lectures at the University of Alabama on Saturday, April 2. 
The annual event commemorates, through the lectures, cadets of the university’s Corps of Cadets who fought in the Civil War and defended the Tuscaloosa campus from the federals in 1865. The series is named for Brig. Gen. John Caldwell Calhoun Sanders, UA Class of 1861, who became one of the “Boy Generals” of the Confederacy.
It’s presented by The University of Alabama Museum of Natural History and the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library.
This year’s speakers are Joseph G. Dawson III of Texas A & M University, Steven E. Woodworth of Texas Christian University and Craig L. Symonds of the United States Naval Academy.

The lectures are from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Grand Gallery at Smith Hall.

The event is free and lunch is provided.

Participants are asked to RSVP by calling 205-348-7551 or sending an email to


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