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== East India Company's Armies ==Welcome to the FIBIWIKI from FindMyPast
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The [[East India Company]] maintained a formidable army in each of its three [[Presidencies]]BEWARE 1. Although there was Spelling can be a military presence in each Presidency beforehand, the Company established formal armies following the French capture of [[Fort St George]] (Madras) during the War of Austrian Succession in 1746problem. These armies grew over the next hundred years until the renowned ‘[[Indian Mutiny]]’ (1857-59). After the Mutiny, the India Act Spelling of 1858 of the English parliamentplacenames, decreed Spellings will be written in the dissolution of these armies. Its European soldiers were given way current at the option either date of transferring to the British Army or of discharge with a bounty and shipment back to Europerecord. About 50 percent selected each option. The mutinous native regiments were disbanded but those few, who remained loyal It may be necessary to the British, plus loyal native irregular units, formed the basis of the new ‘[[Indian Army]]’, which continued until Independencelook at alternative spellings more common at other times
 [[Category:East India Company Armies]]BEWARE 2. Some of the handwritten records may be difficult to interpret by those chosen to transcribe. Them. If you are unable to find a proper interpretation, please contact FIBIS Webmaster.

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