Joseph Miller (2) was born in 1832 in Baden, Germany.
Joseph immigrated to America and eventually settled in Michigan by 1860 when he was probably a farm laborer living with and/or working for John Myers, a farmer also from Baden, in Hinton, Mecosta County.
In any case, Joseph was 29 years old and possibly living in Newaygo County when he enlisted in Company C on May 13, 1861. He was sick in the hospital in July of 1862, returned to the Regiment and was taken prisoner on November 30, 1863, at Mine Run, Virginia.
He was confined in Andersonville prison where he died of disease on June 7, 1864, and was buried in Andersonville National Cemetery: grave no. 1710.
In 1880 his brother applied for a pension (no. 264432) but the certificate was never granted.