C. S. Steamer Sumter.
--The sailing of this steamer, from New Orleans, on a cruise, has been briefly announced by telegraph.
, of the 3d inst., says:
The first vessel of our little navy, the C. S. steamer-of-war Sumter
, sailed on Saturday, last on a cruise, having ran the paper blockade of Lincoln
-Abolition war steamers off the mouth of the Mississippi
As she has now made a good offing, and is far out on the ocean wave, we hope soon to hear of some dashing exploits in the way of captures.
She has a picked crew, and her commander is known to be a most brave and chivalrous sailor, and he has under him a most gallant set of officers.
The following is the list:
, Raphael Semmes
; Lieutenants, John M. Kells
, R. F. Chapman
, W. E. Evans
. J. M. Stribling
; Paymaster, Henry Myers
; Passed Assistant Surgeon
, Francis L. Galt
of Marines, Becket K. Howell
; Midshipmen, Richard F. Armstrong
, Wm. A. Hicks
, A. G. Hudgins
, J. D. Wilson
; Gunner, Thos. C. Cuddy
, M. P. Beaufort
; Engineers--1st Assistant, acting as chief, Miles J. Freeman
; 2d Assisstant, W. P. Brooks
; 3d Assistants, Matthew O'Brien
and Simeon W. Cummings
She has a crew of 65 men and 20 marines.