Article on Sanders Family Confederate Memorials at Browns Chapel Church

Article from THE PILOT (Moore County Newspaper)

Memorial Article

Five Confederate Stones Raised At Brown's Chapel

By Stella Morgan

Silence was golden on Sunday, Sept. 15, at Brown's Chapel Cemetery when more than 200 people gathered to pay honor and tribute to five brothers who fought with the Confederacy in what we call the Civil War (The Confederate War). The ceremony was centered around the dedication of five Confederate stones recently acquired from the Department of Veteran Affairs.

The five sons were children of Hardy Sanders who lived on Cabin Creek in the northern end of Moore County. He was once the owner of the Sanders cabin which now stands in Southern Pines as a historical landmark. Jesse, Britton, Isham and John were attached to the 3rd Regiment, while Simon served with the 48th. Their neighbor, Hiram Smith, was also included in the service and was attached to the 3rd. They all returned after the war.

Even though the hot autumn sun was there to add to the beauty of the day, as Jane McBride sang “America The Beautiful” and the Sons of the Confederate Veterans marched proudly to their place, there were chills and tears. Each son's military record was given by his own descendant. After the gun salute, “Taps” was played by Michael Newsome, a relative of Biscoe.

The family had this dream 40 years ago. We are so happy that the dream became a reality. The son, Britton, bought the cabin from his father which stands back of the Shaw House in Southern Pines.

We must not forget our heritage.