U.S.S. John Simonds Was a Confederate Ship
I have half of my relatives on one side of the Civil War and half on the other. I have equal respect for both.
I searched my name and was surprised to find a ship with my name. It fell on the Confederate side of my family.
John Simonds, a 1024-ton side-wheel river steamer, was built at Freedom, Pennsylvania, in 1852. The Confederate Army used her as a support ship on the Mississippi River, where she was sunk off the fortress at Island Number Ten on 7 April 1862. It was sunk to prevent it from being used by the Union forces.
You should search yourself to see what is in your background.