His grandfather shook Lincoln’s hand – Pvt. Franz Baumann, one of first 75,000 Union volunteers

War Tales

Frank Hochstetter, of Englewood, Fla. holds a newspaper story showing him and his grandfather Franz Baumann, a Civil War veteran. Photo provided by Frank Hochesteter Frank Hochstetter, of Englewood, Fla. holds a newspaper story showing him and his grandfather Franz Baumann, a Civil War veteran. Sun photo by Jeffrey Langlois

Frank Hochstetter’s grandfather shook Abraham Lincoln’s hand after the 1863 draft riots in New York City.

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