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The British court-martial Tatya Tope, one of the last leaders of the Indian Rebellion to be captured

04/15/1859

Ram Chandra Pandurang Tope, better known to his enemies as Tatya Tope, or Tantia Topee, was a civilian adviser to Nana Sahib, one of the early leaders of the Indian Rebellion. As the fighting progressed Tope developed into a brilliant guerrilla leader, always one step ahead of his British pursuers and with a powerful capacity to rebound after defeat. He was active for twenty-three months, long after all other resistance was quelled, and was only captured through betrayal. He was tried by British Army court-martial a week after his capture, found guilty, and hanged on April 18, 1859. (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1859 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1860), 65.

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