McHugh, Maureen F. "The Lincoln Train"
Divergence: 1865 CE
What if: Lincoln survived Booth's assassination attempt but was so gravely wounded that Secretary of State Seward ended up running the country.
Summary: Southerners are shipped out west to starve among the Indians, but the Friends have started a new underground railroad.
Published: In The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, April 1995; The Year's Best Science Fiction, Thirteenth Annual Collection (ed. Gardner Dozois), St. Martin's 1996 (0312144512BUY, 0312122520BUY), v.t. Best New SF 9, Raven 1996 (1854874926); Alternate Tyrants (ed. Mike Resnick), q.v.; The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: The Fiftieth Anniversary Anthology (eds. Edward L. Ferman and Gordon Van Gelder), Tor 1999 (0312869738BUY); One Lamp: The Best Alternate History Stories from F&SF (ed. Gordon Van Gelder), q.v.; New Skies: An Anthology of Today's Science Fiction (ed. Patrick Nielsen Hayden), Tor 2003 (0765300168BUY); Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction (ed. Gardner Dozois), St. Martin's/Griffin 2005 (0312336551BUY, 031233656XBUY); and The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction: Volume Two (ed. Gordon Van Gelder), Tachyon 2014 (1616961635BUY).
Original in: English.
Translation: German as "Der Lincoln-Zug", in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 96. Der Lincoln-Zug (ed. unknown), Heyne 1997 (3453126734).
Awards: Winner: 1996 Hugo for best short story. Winner: 1996 Locus Poll for best short story. Nominee: 1995 Nebula for best short story. Honorable mention: 1995 Sidewise Award for best short-form alternate history.