I went out to the Santa Ana Cemetery in Santa Ana, CA. I have lived nearby for 40 years and I didn't know about this cemetery. There were lots of really nice stones, then some stones like the one in this picture. I was "on assignment" for a freind that researches all the men that fought in the Fourth Michigan Infantry. Thanks, George, for sending me out here. Of course I couldn't just look at one stone and leave. I wandered and wandered and took lots of pictures. I wondered about all these people and their lives. There are many, many civil war soldiers buried here. A group call the The Civil War Roundtable Orange County Civil War Graves Registration Project has placed a large Civil War monument at the cemetery and large metal GAR star at each veterans grave. It was easy to spot and I ran around from one to the other. Did they know of each other? Were they friends in life, having shared the same experience? And my forever question: Are they friends now? Or is there a great story here of ghostly soldiers sitting next to their stones at night telling war stories?