At the age of fifteen he volunteered for the United States Army, in which he served as aide-de-camp on the staff of General Nelson A. Miles from October 1864. In February 1865 he was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the 2nd New York Heavy Artillery, having been recommended for the appointment by his superior officers for gallant and meritorious conduct at the Battle of Hatcher's Run, Virginia. After being commissioned he continued on General Miles's staff until the surrender of General Robert E. Lee, participating in all of the engagements up to that date.
Zalinski was mustered out of the volunteer service in September 1865 and recommended for an appointment in the regular army, where he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the 5th United States Artillery on February 23, 1866. He was promoted to First Lieutenant in January 1867, and Captain on December 9, 1887.
His name became widely known in connection with the invention and development of items of military technology, particularly the pneumatic dynamite torpedo-gun. He also invented the electrical fuse and other devices for the practical application of the weapon, and devised a method for the exact sight allowance to be made for deviation due to wind in the use of rifled artillery and small arms. Other inventions included a modified entrenching tool, a ramrod-bayonet, and a telescopic sight for artillery.
The journey of howlomg wolf In 1877 a Cheyenne warrior traveled from his Florida prison to Boston, where he became something of a social sensation. But it is through his paintings that his glory endures.
Apr 11, 1993; DECEMBER 1877, ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA Striding with music-hall jauntiness along the sea wall at Matanzas Bay, the stranger...