spinel

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a hard glassy mineral consisting of an oxide of magnesium and aluminum

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With this surge of Cherokee popular support, Dragging Canoe cleared a newly formed Franklinite settlement out of the Holston River area and thwarted an offensive campaign by Franklinites to penetrate into the Cherokee country.
Confused, the Chickamauga were unable to mount an organized resistance except for an attack on the Franklinite artillery position, which proved to be effective and resulted in the killing of the gun crew.
The Franklinite casualties were five dead and 16 wounded.
It was also during a time of year when Franklinite men typically stayed tethered to their homesteads rather than campaigning.