1882: Custer in Chains

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1882: Custer in Chains
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AuthorRobert Conroy
CountryUnited States
GenreAlternate history novel
PublishedMay 5, 2015
Media typePrint (Hardcover and Paperback)

1882: Custer in Chains is an American alternate history novel written by Robert Conroy. It was first published on May 5, 2015.


The point of divergence occurs in 1876 during the Great Sioux War of 1876, George Armstrong Custer survives and defeats Sitting Bull and the Sioux at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

Custer's victory over the Indians results in him becoming popular enough to run for President in the 1880 presidential election. He wins and is soon propelled into the White House.

Two years later, Custer finds himself bored and seeks new worlds to conquer. He and his wife, Libbie, fixate on the decaying Spanish Empire, as his source for immortality. Custer fails to understand that the US military is not up to such a venture.

When a group of Americans on a ship headed for Cuba is massacred, a war with Spain could be on the horizon, as a result of the incident.