Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Cantonment, a word generally restricted to a kind of permanent camp or military town adopted for the use of British troops in India. It generally consists of barracks for European soldiers, with bungalows and gardens for the officers, magazines and parade grounds, huts for the native soldiers, and a bazaar for the camp-followers and other hangers-on of military life. Readers of the accounts of the Indian Mutiny will remember how, when the Sepoy regiments besieged their officers in the barracks and mess-rooms, the more distant bungalows were often the scene of plunder and of the slaughter of women and children.