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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

Sep 27, 2018

Robert E. Lee's Orderly A Modern Black Man's Confederate Journey welcomes guest, Dr. Otis W. Pickett, Professor of History at Mississippi College, A Christian College in Mississippi and the forward writer to his first book, his friend and brother in Christ. Feel the tension building as two friends discuss Confederate Heritage from two separate views.   Dr. Pickett and Orderlyforlee discuss how to navigate the forked roads of Grace, Race and Confederate Heritage. Dr. Pickett has multiple ancestral connections to the Civil War. Dr. Pickett is one of the first Southern White guys Orderlyforlee encountered regarding his Confederate Heritage. Dr. Pickett, native of Charleston, South Carolina with deep Confederate Heritage shares his story of how he has processed his Southern story and Confederate ancestry. Orderlyforlee's Black Confederate journey is as much about the people he has met more than anything else. The two men share opposite views on the Confederate flag, Confederate Monuments and critical race issues in Mississippi and yet share mutual love and respect for each other attending the same Church in Jackson, Mississippi where both men serve as Elders.

 Art work (Featured Episode Images) at Orderlyforlee Podcast is the work of Gregory Newson, Artist and Publisher and can be obtained at

Book: Robert E. Lee's Orderly A Modern Black Man's Confederate Journey Published October 2015 4.6 Star Rating-  (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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