Rebellion between India and Britain
Background Knowledge of the Sepoy Rebellion
New and improved Lee Enfield .303 caliber rifles were invented. The cartridges were covered in greasy animal fat to improve accuracy. The cartridges were shoved in the Indians mouths. This went against the religion because of the animal fat. This led to the rebellion. There were 2,028 European troops vs. 2,357 sepoy troops (Indian Military). The rebellion was about fair in numbers, but was incredibly unfair in artillery. The British had 12 field guns and the Sepoys and no artillery at all. Major General William Hewitt could have ended the war had he cut off the bridge between Meerut and Delhi that had added weapons. In a struggle, the native Sepoy Indians managed to defeat the powerful British army.