Gordon Bricken admires the Confederate Army memorial at the Santa Ana Cemetery
Picture by Joshua Sudock of the O.C. Register
Do you remember a guy named Gordon Bricken? He was once the Mayor of Santa Ana. The O.C. Register is reporting that Bricken has written a book about gravesites of conferate and union soldiers that can be found here in Orange County.
“His parents taught him to respect the history of the Civil War – to remember relatives who fought in battle, to know the stories of people killed and families uprooted. His mother once gave him a hand-sewn Confederate flag for his room,” according to the O.C. Register.
Bricken is originally from Kentucky, which was a Southern slave state. Continue reading