Sepoy War

By Amy, Natasha, Dylan, and Gavin H.

In 1857, The British had full political control of India. The mutiny of Sepoy began in May 10th, 1857 when Indian soldiers refused to to accept the new cartridges. The cartridges contained beef and pork; repulsive to both Hindus and Muslims. The Indians began mutinying against the British. Advantages of the British included; reinforcements, a base in Bengal, and the Sikhs on their side. The Sikhs were so hostile to the Muslims, they joined the British.

1857 was one of the most well-known uprisings during colonization of India was a mutiny of the native troops known as sepoys. It began on Sunday, May 10 1857 the Sepoy rebellion was a complete surprise to the British. Many were “blind” to the unrest that was created, by the rapid of direct British control over 2/3 of India.

The British East India company began recruiting native citizens troops in 1667 in order to maintain to control during trading operations. 1748, British the government followed suit and began recruiting and training the Indians fight with their weaponry and methods.

Little known facts

The power of the East India company took nearly 150 years to build. The military history of the rebellion is straightforward. Through the Sepoy war has been dismissed as a chaotic, disorganized peasant uprising, several facts go undisputed that offer a counterargument. As the siege wore on the Punjabi forces fighting for the British began weary and there was talk of retreat.
England and the Sepoy Rebellion