Sepoy Timeline

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  • 1526 - 1857
    Sepoys are recruited by the Mughal Empire.
  • 1757
    The East India Company forms the 1st Bengal Native Infantry, the first sepoy battalion.
  • Jul 1806
    East India Company sepoys mutiny in Vellore, southern India against their British officers.
  • 1857 - 1858
    The Sepoy Mutiny (aka The Uprising or First Indian War of Independence) against the East India Company.
  • 1895
    The old East India Company sepoy units are universally absorbed into the British Indian Army. Indians are now theoretically elgibile to become officers.