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Microfilm No. 79

Original loaned by Mrs McInnes.

An eye-witness account of the Indian Mutiny by Mrs Maria Mill, the wife of Major Mill of the Bengal Artillery stationed in Fyzabad.

Mrs Mill and her three children were forced to leave their home at the beginning of June 1857 when news of the revolt of sepoys in neighbouring stations reached them. She describes her wanderings through the countryside and the privations they suffered. Their wanderings ceased in October 1857 when she and her two surviving children reached Calcutta. The account ends with their arrival in England in July 1858. 48 pp.