The picture above shows a portion of the back of a Red Seal Document issued in the name of the King in 1846 just prior to the Kot Massacre. It bears he signatures of several of leading historical figures including that of Jang Bahadur, the founder of the Rana dynasty of hieretiary prime ministers who ruled Nepal until 1951. The full document may be seen on the last page of the section listed below as "A Period of Chaos 1837-1846."
The Indian Sepoy Rebellion of 1857 was originally refered to as the Indian Mutiny by the British and is today often called the First Indian War for Independence by Indian nationalists. It is one of those world shaking major historical events like the Taiping Rebellion in China that is all but ignored in the West. The Nepalese led by Jang Bahadur were major players in the rebellion as allies of the British. Their part has largely been ignored by both the British and the Indians. The covers and material shown in this section will hopefully to a small degree restore some of this Nepalese lost history.
The government of India has honored a number of the rebels on postage stamps, several of which can be found on the following website: http://indiapicks.com/stamps Click on the section of this site listed as "The 150th Anniversary of the First War of Indian Independence."
This over sized page is a bit too big for my scanner. The picture at the bottom shows Nepalese troops of the East India Company in their native dress at the start of the war. The native Nepalese troops would of course looked much the same. Note the bows and arrows. These would have been replaced by rifles by the end of the hostilities.