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rs take hold of the new policy of arming the negroes, and using them against the enemy with a will. They at least are so much of soldiers as to feel themselves under obligations to carry out a policy (which they would not inaugurate), in the same good faith and with the same zeal as if it was of their own choosing. You may rely on me carrying out any policy ordered by proper authority, to the best of my ability. General Grant to General Halleck.—(Cipher telegram.) before Vicksburg, April 21, 1863. I move my headquarters to Carthage to-morrow. Every effort will be exerted to get speedy possession of Grand Gulf, and from that point to open the Mississippi. If I do not underestimate the enemy, my force is abundant, with a foothold once obtained, to do the work. Six transports will run the Vicksburg batteries to-night. General Grant to General Halleck.—(Cipher telegram.) Milliken's bend, La., April 23, 1863. Six boats and a number of barges ran the Vicksburg batteries