Kote ki Sarai – Rani Laxmi bai fought her last battle here

The Last Battle of Rani of Jhansi Laxmibai , 17th June 1858

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After the fall of Kalpi the rebel force under Tatya Tope, Rao Sahib and Rani Laxmibai seized Gwalior forcing the Maharajah to flee. Sir Hugh Rose advanced from Jhansi and Brigadier Smith from Antri. Smith with the Rajputana Field Force encountered the patriot at Kota-ki-Serai about four miles southeast of Gwalior. In the ensuing action in intense heat the 8th Hussars made a determined charge through the enemy camp capturing three guns.Queen of Jhansi Rani Lakshmibai was killed and the rebels forced to retreat.