Sanders was one of twenty graduates with titled degrees of the University of Alabama, Class of 1861 --
Austill, Hurieosco, A B, Mobile. Capt Co F, 22nd Alabama Regt. Also Lieut 1st Alabama Artillery Battn.
Baker, Richard Emmet, A B, Elyton. Lieut Co H, 40th Alabama Regt.
Burgin, John Davis, A B, Tuscaloosa. Capt. Co F, 50th Alabama Regt.
Clark, George, A B, Eutaw. Capt. Co B, 11th Alabama Regt.
Clarke, Richard Henry, A B, Dayton. Lieut. Co A, 1st Alabama Art Battn.
Cockrell, Leonidas Aurelius, A B, Livingston. Sgt Co G, 44th Alabama Regt.
Davis, John Dempsey, A B, Plantersville. 1st Sgt Co E, 44th Alabama Regt.
Duggar, Luke White, A B, Macon Station (Marengo County). Lieut Gid Nelson Alabama Battery.
Farley, Francis, A B, Cross Keys. Died at the University of Alabama, May 1861.
Hall, James Abercrombie, A B, Montgomery. Capt Co K, 24th Alabama Regt.
Herbert, Dozier Godfrey, A B, A M, Deer Creek, Miss. Lieut Co K, 5th Alabama Regt; Capt Co I, Lay's Confederate Cavalry.
Knox, John Calhoun, A B, Greene County. Capt Co B, 36th Alabama Regt.
Lewis, Paul Hamilton, A B, Montevallo. Lieut Co C, 10th Alabama Regt.
Martin, Horace Walpole, A B, Tuscaloosa. Pvt Lumsden's Alabama Battery.
Massey, John, A B, A M, LL D, Nicholson Store, Choctaw County. Adjt of 1st Battn, Hilliard's Alabama Legion.
McKeithan, Thomas Chancey, A B, Robinson Springs. 6th Alabama Regt; later Surgeon 3rd Alabama Cavalry.
Phelan, John, A B, Montomery. 1st Sgt Co H, 5th Alabama Regt; later Capt of Phelan's Alabama Battery.
Sanders, John Caldwell Calhoun, A B, Clinton. Capt Co C, 11th Alabama Regt; later Col 11th Alabama Regt and Brig Gen.
Vaughan, Edward Bressie, A B, Tuscaloosa. Capt Co F, 50th Alabama Regt.
Young, William Brooks, A B, Linden. Lieut Co A, 11th Alabama Regt.