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C. S. Steamer Sumter.

--The sailing of this steamer, from New Orleans, on a cruise, has been briefly announced by telegraph. The Picayune, 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:

Commander, Raphael Semmes; Lieutenants, John M. Kells, R. F. Chapman, W. E. Evans. J. M. Stribling; Paymaster, Henry Myers; Passed Assistant Surgeon, Francis L. Galt; Lieutenant of Marines, Becket K. Howell; Midshipmen, Richard F. Armstrong, Wm. A. Hicks, A. G. Hudgins, J. D. Wilson; Gunner, Thos. C. Cuddy; Sailmaker, 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.

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