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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

Dec 20, 2018

Confederate Monuments on One Wild Southern Ride with Orderlyforlee and his guest, Jay Hinton, from the great State of Alabama. Al and Jay are both Elders in the Presbyterian church and their friendship and faith binds them together in this sticky matter.   Two elders of the Presbyterian Church of America, One Black and...

Dec 6, 2018

Orderlyforlee Podcast, One Wild Southern Ride takes on the Real Sasquatch, The Black Confederate with his guest, Col. Ed. Kennedy (Retired). The two me discuss the role of Blacks in the Confederate army and answer from a unique perspective the question, Myth or Reality? There has been so much controversy over the...

Nov 22, 2018

Orderlyforlee takes on a true Yankee In a Southern War with his guest from the great State of Vermont, Reg Melorse. The two met at a Civil War Re-Enactment in Florida and struck a chord on history, The Civil War and the roles of Blacks during that era. The twist and turns continue to jerk at you on One Wild Southern...

Nov 8, 2018

Orderlyforlee dives into the discussion on General Nathan Bedford Forrest who once owned his ancestor and Black Confederate, Turner Hall.  Hall had a gift given to him by General Forrest that he was still cherishing as late as 1937 and said that it was the most valuable possession that he owned.  Guest, Perry Short,...

Oct 25, 2018

Orderlyforlee Podcast Interview with Gregory Newson on the Wild Southern Ride.

Orderlyforlee invites his friend, Gregory Newson, Artist, publisher and Black Confederate Advocate from New York City to have a candid conversation about Black Confederate Heritage and his experiences. The Wild Southern Ride takes a tour to...