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The Orderlyforlee Podcast is about Grace, Race and Confederate Heritage from a Black Perspective.  The host, Orderlyforlee, invites you on one wild Southern ride!!  Robert E. Lee's Orderly A Modern Black Man's Confederate Journey was published by Al Arnold, native Mississippian, in October of 2015. His second work, an expanded version,"Robert E. Lee's Orderly A Black was published August 3, 2018. 

 His ancestor, Turner Hall, Jr., was an Orderly for Robert E. Lee during the Civil War and was a Slave of another famous Southern General, Nathan Bedford Forrest. Arnold takes you on the journey of his discovery, the people he has met and the stories he has heard. Hear how ghost story unraveled right in the midst of all of the controversy on Confederate monuments, Southern Heritage and the racial climate of 2015 following the Charleston Church Shooting and the battle over the Mississippi State Flag. 


The Author's book has sold over 6,000 copies with a 4.7 Star Rating.  A Signed copy can be obtained at

The Original book has a forward by Southerner, Dr. Otis Pickett, Phd and Professor of history at Mississippi College.  This version can be obtained in Audio, E-book and MP3 at the author's Webpage.

The 2018 Extended Edition has a foreword by James Meredith, Author and one of the last living Civil Rights Icons and prescribes a message of Grace, Race and Confederate Heritage by telling three stories: The story of his great-great grandfather, his story wrapped around the greatest story, the Cross!

The Official Sponsor of The Orderlyforlee Podcast is Beauvoir, The Home of President Jefferson Davis and The Presidential Library at

 Papa Turner, Robert E. Lee's Orderly Displaying Confederate Reunion Medals


Me & Pop Bennie, The Son-N-Law to Papa Turner


My Great Grandmother, Mama Will, The Youngest Daughter of Papa Turner and Wife of Pop Bennie


My Grandfather, Ras Arnold and My Grandmother, Arine Arnold, The Grandaugther of Papa Turner & the Daughter of Pop Bennie & Mama Will

Feb 4, 2019

One Wild Southern Ride with guest, Patricia Neely Dorsey

Orderlyforlee invites you on the Wild Southern Ride with his guest, Author & Poet, Patricia Neely-Dorsey as they discuss being Black in Mississippi. The two Tupelo, Mississippi natives met recently and realized their common love and joy for Mississippi and share through a poem, "Meet My Mississippi" many of the treasures found in this great State.  Here are two Black Mississippians that are proud to share their State with the World.   The Orderlyforlee Podcast reveals stories of Grace, Race and Confederate Heritage wrapped around the true story of his own Black Confederate Heritage. Purchase Patricia Neely-Dorsey's books and works at

The journey of this poem, "Meet My Mississippi" to become the State Poem of Mississippi is one of irony in that we live in a time when everyone is looking for something positively to reflect Mississippi.  Yet, the politicians of the day refuse to allow this great work out of committee. Here the story of "Meet My Mississippi" and the author of its journey.

Patricia's works includes: Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia, Meet My Mississippi and Mississippi In Me.


Al Arnold's Book: Robert E. Lee's Orderly A Modern Black Man's Confederate Journey Published October 2015 (Foreword by Historian, Dr. Otis Pickett, Ph.D, Mississippi College)

Extended Edition: Published August 2018 (Foreword by James Meredith, Author and Last Living Civil Rights Icon)

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