When the British gained the upper hand and
Hugh Roses army entered Jhansi City, the Rani herself took up arms. She put on the
cloths of a man and she fought like the Goddess of War. Whenever she fought the British
army bowed down. Her organization of her forces and her fight worthy of a man
surprised Hugh Rose.
When the situation went out of control the Maharani called the courtiers who yet
remained and place her suggestion before them: "Our commanders and our heroic
soldiers and artillery men are not with us now. OF the four thousand soldiers in the
fort not even four hundred are left now. The fort is not strong. Therefore we must leave
this place as early as possible. We must organize an army and then attack again." The
Accompanied by some warriors, the Rani forced her way through the enemy lines and
departed from Jhansi.
A British officer, Boker by name, followed her with an army. He was himself injured
during the fighting and retreated. The Ranis horse died. Even then she did not loss
hear but went to Kalpi and joined Tatia Tope and Rao Saheb.