John Johns (July 1796 – April 4, 1876) was the fourth Episcopal bishop of Virginia, from 1862 until his death. Prior to that, he was the 15th President of the College of William & Mary (1849-1854).
John Johns in The Guns of the South
John Johns was the Episcopal Bishop of Virginia. On March 4, 1868, Bishop Johns was in attendance at President Robert E. Lee's inauguration. He asked for the Lord's blessing prior to Lee's swearing in. Before he could begin his prayer, the wind blew off his miter. Johns was able to catch it, prompting applause from the audience. Johns ignored them and made his invocation. He was wounded in the arm in ensuing Richmond Massacre. He later presided over the funeral of Mary Custis Lee, who had been killed in the same attack.
- The Guns of the South, pg. 408-409.
- Ibid., pg. 423.
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