I used to think that a man on the brink of mania, thrust suddenly into such a place in the dim and flickering light, would be hurried to his doom by fright. We loved the place dearly."Mania" here meaning madness in the general sense.
Below, a few pictures of the Custers: Libbie around the time of their wedding; George during the Civil War, when he became the youngest major general (24) in US history; the couple together (George cut off his famous long hair when he started going bald); and Libbie as a widow:
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