Friday, April 1, 2016

The J.C. C. Saunders Lecture Series at the University of Alabama

A message from Mrs. Anne Tidmore about the annual J.C.C. Saunders Lecture Series in Tuscaloosa on April 2 this year. You may want to consider attending this excellent presentation.

Every first Sat. in April, Paul Bryant, Jr. sponsors the J.C. C. Saunders Lecture Series at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.    

The J.C.C. Sanders Memorial Committee was established in 1996 to commemorate the brave cadets in the University of Alabama Corps of Cadets who fought during the War BTS and the 1865 attack on the University’s campus.  Brigadier General John Caldwell Calhoun Sanders, Class of 1861, became one of the “Boy Generals” of the Confederacy. (My great grandfather was also one of the cadets who left the University to fight for the Confederacy).

The lecture series is named for General Saunders. It is one day seminar with approximately 4 speakers who lecture on various topics regarding the War Between the States, the Confederacy and related subjects. A delicious (free)  lunch is provided, (usually barbeque),  compliments of Mr. Bryant. The time frame is  from around 10:00 to about 2:00. This year it is on April 2nd

I went last year and it was a very fun and stimulating day. 

Another excellent reason for going is this: It is  very good to meet and talk with Paul Bryant Jr., as he has been such a supporter of the First White House and all things Confederate. 

It will be a wonderful day for all who attend, I promise you. 

1 comment:

  1. Excellent blog, great info here. My ancestor, Pvt George Washington Waltrip fought with L Co, 4th Alabama Cavalry, Roddy's Brigade. I am commander of Camp 1440 in Northern California.