Sailing the British Empire : The Voyages of The Clarence, 1858-73Main MenuSailing the British Empire: The Voyages of the Clarence, 1858-73IntroductionThe Crew / AcknowledgmentsThe Provenance of Watson's LogAdditional Sources: Logs, Crew Lists, DiariesInside Lloyd's Register"Green's Celebrated Service"Details on owner of the ship at the time of our voyage, Richard Green.The Master Builder: William PileThe Master: Joseph Watson's BiographyA Mate's ProgressThe Career of Henry Berridge, First Mate of the ClarenceThe Crew of the Clarence in 1864An annotated crew listThe 18th HussarsThe Clarence and the Cyclone of 1864Origins of Indian Emigrants Aboard The ClarenceThe Surgeon-SuperintendantWages of indentured labourers in Demerara (1870-1900)The Clarence Sails to AustraliaMutiny! Violence and Resistance Aboard "Coolie Ships"Cholera: The Killer from CalcuttaSTSC 077, Fall 2015 First Year Seminar, University of Pennsylvaniab33a025deaa7595ed0079bfc9b77ea3cb14b8d08STSC 077, The University of Pennsylvania, fall 2015
Eastward Ho! 1857
12016-02-16T14:25:26-08:00STSC 077, Fall 2015 First Year Seminar, University of Pennsylvaniab33a025deaa7595ed0079bfc9b77ea3cb14b8d0862651This painting by Henry Nelson O'Neill depicts British soldiers departing for India to put down the Indian Mutiny. Copyright Museum of London.plain2016-02-16T14:25:26-08:00STSC 077, Fall 2015 First Year Seminar, University of Pennsylvaniab33a025deaa7595ed0079bfc9b77ea3cb14b8d08
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12016-02-16T14:25:22-08:00The Indian Mutiny1plain2016-02-16T14:25:22-08:00 One of the most important events involving the British in India was the rebellion that would come to be known as the Mutiny of 1857. While the 18th Hussars were in England at the time and did not participate in quelling the rebellion, the outcome of the event would lead to their eventual deployment to India. The British became unpopular in North India due to several organizational polices in the military, such as the use of pork or beef fat in the shell cartridges (which went against the religions of the Indian soldiers), and discontent over land revenues led the Bengal Army to revolt in 1857. The Bengal Army (one of the three British armies in India, along with the Madras and the Bombay) was the only of the British armies to rebel, led by a group known as the Purabiyas. Many of the sepoys in the Bengal Army were Purabayas: high caste Hindus such as Brahmins and Rajputs from western India. The rebels quickly took regions around Delhi, Lucknow, and Jhansi in the Gangetic Plain of north-central India.
The following map shows the key points of conflict of the Indian Mutiny.
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