John Johns was the Episcopal Bishop of Virginia. On March 4, 1868, Bishop Johns was in attendance at PresidentRobert 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.