The Sepoy Rebellion 1857

Lannah Suitt, Madisen O'Connor, Tiffany Davis, Cam McMullen

The beginning

The Sepoy rebellion began May 10th, 1857 in India. This time is also known as the "Sepoy Mutiny" and "The first war of independence." The sepoys were an army who had about 300,000 people. It all started when the British first came to India in the 1600's. There was a great amount of tension that only needed a small spark to set it into a huge revolt. When the first 10 sepoys revolted, is when it all began.

The revolt

The Indian Rebellion of 1857 refers to a rebellion in India against the rule of the British East India Company, that ran from May 1857 to June 1858. Along with that the British started recruiting native citizens as troops in 1667. The first event was the bloody uprising at the garrison in meerut, which the mutineers murdered every European they found. On July 17, it was discovered that 200 men, women, and children were murdered the month before. It was suspected mutineers were tied to cannons and executed.


It was a rebellion against British rule by a large part of the Indian bengal army. The Sepoy Rebellion was an unsuccessful rebellion against British rule in India in 1857–58. The rebellion posed a considerable threat to the East India Company power in that region. The mutiny was the most biggest threat to British rule in India during the 19th century. At the end of the rebellion peace was officially declared on July 8, 1858.
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