Fountain E. Pitts

Fountain E. Pitts
BornJuly 4, 1808
DiedMay 22, 1874
Resting placeMount Olivet Cemetery
Military career
Allegiance Confederate States of America (1861–1865)
Service/branchConfederate States Army
United States Army
Years of service1861–1865
RankChaplain, 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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