Occupation

The occupation list, shown below, represents the occupation of all 44th Indiana soldiers regardless of how they entered the regiment. Not surprisingly, over half of the soldiers were farmers. But the occupation list shows a great diversity of occupations.

attorney 7
blacksmith 32
boatman 3
bookkeeper 1
brickmaker 5
brickmason 1
butcher 2
cabinetmaker 2
carpenter 103
carpenter & farmer 2
carver 1
clerk 11
coach trimmer 1
collecting agt. 1
cooper 15
daguerrotype 1
dentist 1
ditcher 1
drover 1
druggist 2
editor 1
engineer 11
factory boy 1
farmer 1095
gardener 1
gentleman 1
gunsmith 1
hatter 1
hotel keeper 1
hotelkeeper 1
iron moulder 1
laborer 133
landlord 1
lumberman 1
machinist 6
mason 8
mechanic 2
merchant 5
miller 10
millwright 2
miner 1
minister 4
moulder 3
none 4
nutter 1
painter 3
physician 14
plasterer 3
potter 1
printer 7
R.R. brakeman 1
rail roader 1
Real estate agent 1
ropemaker 1
saddler 4
sailor 1
salesman dry goods 1
sawyer 4
schoolteacher 1
shingler 1
ship carpenter 1
shoemaker 15
silversmith 1
soldier 1
stone mason 1
stonecutter 1
student 1
surveyor 1
tailor 5
tanner 3
tanner & currier 3
teacher 8
teamster 1
tinner 2
turner 1
upholsterer 1
wagoner 2
wagonmaker 7
watchmaker 1
waterman 1
weaver 1
workman 1
(blank) 4