Reasoner, James. "The Blood of the Fallen"
Divergence: 1863 CE
What if: Preparing to give his address at Gettysburg, Lincoln was told his son Tad had died of a fever and his wife Mary had committed suicide.
Summary: Lincoln alters his speech midway, to a demand for revenge against the traitorous South, and the Civil War becomes even uglier, dragging on as guerilla warfare continues after the defeat of the Confederacy's organized armies.
Published: In Alternate Gettysburgs (eds. Brian M. Thomsen and Martin H. Greenberg), q.v.
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