On 11 May 1857, the mutiny by Indian Sepoy soldiers at Meerut started.
The mutiny at Meerut was the start of the Indian Rebellion of 1857, as it acted as a catalyst for other mutinies as well as uprising by citizens to take place.
Included below is a letter written by an officer stationed in Meerut, who describes the terrible events that took place at this time.
And here’s another very moving letter written by an army officer – this time, based at Sebastopol during the Crimean War.
Cheltenham Looker-On – Saturday 26 September 1857
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