by Franklin Butler Van Valkenburgh
His Grandfather served under General Ward in the Revolution. His son held the fateful command of the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor at the outbreak of World War II.
Franklin Butler Van Valkenburgh's memoir written in 1898 is a fascinating look at life and growing up in the 1800s in Prattsburgh, New York and of 19th century Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Randall Thompkins Van Valkenburg told his grandaughter in 1934 what it was like on the frontlines of major battles.
Facing the gallows, Elizabeth Van Valkenburgh confesses her capital sins.