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Grave marker of Daniel Mountjoy Cloud
in Cedar Hill Cemetery,
near Soldiers' Rest.

Memory of my
beloved husband
Daniel Mountjoy Cloud
June 29, 1839
May 31, 1871


Daniel Mountjoy Cloud, Sgt., was b. 29 Jun 1839, Warren Co., Va.; d. 31 May 1871, Vicksburg; 7th Va. Cav. (Ashby’s), Co. E.

He enlisted 18 Jun 1861 at Front Royal, Va.; company muster roll for Jul-Aug 1864 noted that Sgt. Cloud was on detailed duty by order of the Sec. of War since 1 Sep 1864. In 1862, he was 23 years old, 5’8” in height, fair complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair.

He was a school teacher (note his penmanship below) and after the war was superintendent of schools in Vicksburg.

Read more about Sgt. Cloud at, Memorial #145327531

Record at

At left, notice the pin worn by veteran D. M. Cloud. It is the Southern Cross of Honor.




The signature of Daniel Mountjoy Cloud
10 Mar 1862

His first enlistment was for 12 months.

He re-enlisted for the war.

Note the Remarks on the above card,
"On detached service by order Sec of War
since Sept 1, 1864."

D. M. Cloud signs for payment received for a horse killed in action in Greenland in Hardy Co., Va. It had been valued at $250 and mustered into service and entered on the muster roll.


In Jul of 1863, Daniel Mountjoy Cloud signs for $575.00 for another horse killed in action, this one at Fairfield, Penn., on 3 Jul 1863. This horse, too, had been mustered into action and entered on the muster roll.


Daniel Mountjoy Cloud enlisted for twelve months 18 Jun 1861 at Front Royal, Virginia. The above document shows he re-enlisted for two years on 10 Mar 1862, at Winchester, Frederick Co., Va., and received a bounty of fifty dollars. This document contains a good description of him -- 23 years old, 5 ft 8 in, fair complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, and adds that he was born in Warren Co., Virginia. His signature is in the lower right corner.


The notes below are from the Mississippi in the Civil War Message Board, message dated 2/5/2016, submitted by George Martin.

After the war, Cloud became superintendent of public schools in Vicksburg, Mississippi in 1865. He was later admitted to the Bar in Vicksburg, where he remained for the rest of his life. Daniel Mountjoy Cloud died on May 31, 1871.

Google search on Confederate soldier Daniel Mont Joy Cloud


Daniel Mount Joy Cloud

Residence Front Royal VA; 23 years old.
Enlisted on 6/18/1861 at Front Royal, VA as a Private.
On 6/18/1861 he mustered into "E" Co. VA 7th Cavalry
He Re-enlisted on 3/10/1862
(date and method of discharge not given)
He was listed as:
* Absent sick 10/26/1861 (place not stated)
* Horse killed 4/25/1863 Greenland Gap, WV (Paid 250 dollars)
* Horse killed 7/3/1863 Fairfield, PA (Paid 575 dollars)
* Detailed 7/30/1863 Fauquier County, VA (Scouting through 08/20/63)
* 2nd Sergt
Other Information:
born 6/27/1837 in Warren County, VA
died 5/31/1871 in Vicksburg, MS
Buried: Prospect Hill Cem., Front Royal, VA
(May have served in the Signal Corps. Cross of Honor
awarded to his son, D. M. Cloud on 09/15/10.)

Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:
- The Virginia Regimental Histories Series


Name: Daniel Mount Joy Cloud
Residence: Front Royal, Virginia, Virginia
Age at Enlistment: 23
Enlistment Date: 18 Jun 1861
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Front Royal, Virginia
State Served: Virginia
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company E, Virginia 7th Cavalry Regiment on 18 Jun 1861.Promoted to Full 2nd Sergeant.
Birth Date: 27 Jun 1837
Death Date: 31 May 1871
Death Place: Vicksburg, Mississippi
Sources: The Virginia Regimental Histories Series


Emma W. Gilbert
in the Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935
Name: Emma W. Gilbert
Spouse: D. M. Cloud
Marriage Date: 30 Dec 1869
County: Warren


1870 United States Federal Census

Name: Dannial Cloud
[Daniel Cloud]
Age in 1870: 30
Birth Year: abt 1840
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1870: Friars Point, Coahoma, Mississippi
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members:
Name Age
Dannial Cloud 30 Lawyer
Emma Cloud 20 born in Mississippi


Daniel Mountjoy Cloud

Birth: Jun. 29, 1837
Warren County
Virginia, USA
Death: May 31, 1871
Mississippi, USA

Serving the Confederacy throughout the Civil War, the 1858 graduate of Dickinson College joined the Seventh Regiment of Virginia Cavalry in 1861. He had come home from New Hampshire, where he was teaching at the Biblical Institute. In 1863, the then Cavalry Captain joined the Confederate Secret Service. He reported to his college roommate, Thomas Conrad, and coordinated spies in Washington D.C. and the transport of intelligence to Richmond. In 1864, he and Captain Conrad devised a plan to abduct President Lincoln for ransom. The plan was aborted on account of the heavy security afforded Lincoln.
Cedar Hill Cemetery
Warren County
Mississippi, USA

Created by: George Seitz
Record added: Apr 20, 2015
Find A Grave Memorial# 1453275


California, Death Index, 1905-1939

Name: Emma Cloud
Birth Year: abt 1850
Death Date: 21 Jan 1935
Age at Death: 85
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA


Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current

Name: Emma Gilbert Cloud
Birth Date: 7 Jul 1849
Death Date: 21 Jan 1935
Cemetery: Cedar Hill Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, USA
Has Bio?: Y
Spouse: Sgt Daniel Mountjoy Cloud

Thanks to George Martin for allowing us to use his research.

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