Woodrow Wilson Loved the South
In Woodrow Wilson, American Prophet, biographer Arthur Walworth says that Wilson loved the South. During the Civil War, Wilson's family lived in Augusta, Georgia. Although he was raised in the North, Wilson's father, a Presbyterian minister, was a Confederate Army chaplin. According to the book, Wilson said "that the only place in the country, the only place in the world where nothing had to be explained to him was the South." As a child, Wilson "learned neither to crave nor to scorn money, but to ignore the pursuit of it." As a young boy, Wilson remembered standing beside General Robert E. Lee and looking up into his face, an experience he treasured all his life.

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