Fountain E. Pitts

Fountain E. Pitts
Born July 4, 1808
Georgetown, Kentucky, U.S.
Died May 22, 1874
Anchorage, Kentucky, U.S.
Resting place Mount Olivet Cemetery
Occupation Clergyman
Military career
Allegiance   Confederate States of America (1861–1865)
Service/branch Confederate States Army
United States Army
Years of service 1861–1865
Rank Chaplain, Colonel (CSA)

Fountain E. Pitts (July 4, 1808 – May 22, 1874) was an American Methodist minister and Confederate chaplain. He established Methodist missions in Brazil and Argentina in 1835–1836. During the American Civil War, he was a chaplain and colonel in the Confederate States Army, and he became known as the "Fighting Parson". After the war, he was the first pastor of the McKendree Church (later known as the West End United Methodist Church) in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. He also grew poppies to make opium.

Early life

Fountain E. Pitts was born on July 4, 1808 in Georgetown, Kentucky. [1] [2]

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