Prior employment of 896 enlisted members of the German Regiment: professionals: 63 (7%)

 

12 merchants

7 pharmacists

7 soldiers

7 musicians

5 engineers

5 teachers

4 bookkeepers

4 students

3 lithographers

2 surgeons

1 architect

1 designer

1 lawyer

1 schoolmaster

1 tavern keeper

1 topographer

1 writer

 

Skilled workers & artisans: 559 (62%)

 

107 farmers

67 shoemakers

50 carpenters

33 bakers

31 butchers

28 blacksmiths

27 glassblowers

24 brewers

21 painters

19 masons

19 weavers

18 machinists

15 tanners

10 locksmiths

9 bookbinders

9 cabinetmakers

9 coopers

6 printers

6 cigar makers

 

51 others unskilled workers: 274 (31%)

199 laborers

20 coal miners

55 others

 

This chart does not, however, illustrate prior military service.  Although only 7 men listed themselves as professional soldiers, many of the men were veterans -- but most of those had been short-term conscripts or volunteers in foreign armies or 90-day Union regiments.