Start: May 16, 2024 2 p.m.
End: May 16, 2024 3 p.m.
Location: E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center
No charge, reservations required
Contact Details
Diane Watters

Join Indiana resident and author, Kevin Yaney, as he leads a tour of some of the graves of Civil War veterans who were laid to rest at Beech Grove Cemetery. This casual history tour will focus on residents of Delaware County who took part in the war, as well as Indiana’s involvement in the war.

“There are more Civil War veterans buried at Beech Grove Cemetery than any other place in Delaware County,” Yaney says. “Every grave marker tells a story. I will relay some of those stories from the clues that are left behind for us.” If you like history, this will be a great event.

The event will start and end at the cemetery office located at 1400 W Kilgore Ave, in Muncie.

About the author

Kevin Yaney is the author of The Fourth of July, a trilogy of historical fiction books set during the Civil War. The three books tell the story of Louisa McLain and her two sons, George and Will from Delaware County. Sixty years after the war, on the Fourth of July, Louisa is in a nursing home, reading letters her sons sent her during the conflict. As the story unfolds, it is discovered that both George and Will were recruited as Union spies. They were sent perilously behind enemy lines, dressed as Confederate soldiers. They also became part of the abolitionists’ movement through the Underground Railroad, running slaves out of the South to freedom. 

Mr. Yaney will have his books available at the event. For more information on his books, visit

Program is offered by the E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center in association with Beech Grove Cemetery.