t Perry, prisoners; Lieutenants Babo and Wesselhoeft, probably drowned; Lieutenant S. W. Putnam, killed; Captains Dreher, Schmitt, Putnam, Lieutenants Lowell and Holmes, wounded,—not fatally.
All other officers safe, including myself.
Captains Dreher and Schmitt, badly wounded,—probably not fatally.
Captain Putnam's right arm gone,—doing well.
Lowell and Holmes doing very well.
This disastrous battle carried grief into many of our Massachusetts families, and depressed the buoyant and patriotic spirit of our people for a time.
Its effect upon the country was also unfavorable.
Nothing had occurred, since the battle of Bull Run, in July, which so dieived for like purposes from other sources.
The names of the San Francisco Executive Committee were Messrs. Frank B. Austin & Co., Moses Ellis, James P. Hunt, Aaron Holmes, William V. Welles, C. H. Sherman, William B. Swayne, and F. B. Folger.
Another pleasant and gratifying event, which closed this remarkable year in the hist<