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Presidency: Madras
Coordinates: 12.91177°N 79.136627°E
Present Day Details
Place Name: Vellore
State/Province: Tamil Nadu
Country: India
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Vellore is between Madras and Bangalore. It was formally a garrison town for the British Army. Vellore was the scene of the first mutiny in India, in 1806, when sepoys massacred members of H.M. 69th Regiment of Foot who were sick in hospital. There is a well-preserved cemetery in Vellore, and monuments to the British slain.


Mutiny at Vellore 1806
Capture of Vellore 1861


  • St John's Built in 1846, the church is located within the Vellore Fort.
  • Assumption R C Cathedral. Original church built 1854. Subsequently demolished and new church consecrated 1999.

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Historical books online

  • Vellore page 59, The Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal Volume 68 1847. Google Books. The cantonment was classified as one of the "Stations on the Plains between the sea coast and the mountain ranges"
  • Vellore page 410 Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Inquire into the Sanitary State of the Army in India : with Abstract of Evidence, and of Reports Received from Indian Military Stations 1864
  • Report on the military station of Vellore. Extracted from the Proceedings of the Sanitary Commissioner by R.S. Ellis. 1866 Google Books
  • Dr Ida: The Story Of Dr Ida Scudder Of Vellore by Dorothy Clarke Wilson 1959. Dr Ida Scudder was an American medical missionary who practised as a doctor in India from c 1900, who was the driving force behind the establishment of the Vellore Christian Medical College and Hospital