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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

Orderlyforlee Podcast: Host, Al Arnold, known as Orderlyforlee , Author of Robert E. Lee's Orderly A Modern Black Man's Confederate Journey published Oct 2015 and Robert E. Lee's Orderly A Black Youth's Southern Inheritance published October 2017, welcomes you to his first Podcast production. This is one wild Southern Ride! A unique ride into a Southern journey of twists and turns that allow people to have honest, open and non judgmental conversations about Grace, Race and Confederate Heritage. From Mississippi, Arnold reveals how he discovered his rich Black Confederate Heritage by being connected to two famous Confederate Generals, Robert E. Lee and Nathan Bedford Forrest. In the midst of the controversy over Confederate Monuments and Southern Heritage, a modern Black man stumbles over the story of his ancestor, Turner Hall Jr., Orderly for Robert E. Lee. To his amazement, Arnold finds his great great grandfather has an undying affection toward his Confederate service during the Civil War and was celebrated by Blacks and Whites in his community as being their most distinguish citizen for his service to Robert E. Lee. Orderlyforlee invites his listeners toward a quest of reconciliation, forgiveness and Southern unity through his Christian Faith as he embraces his new found Confederate Heritage and his White brothers and sisters in the South!

Art work (Featured Episode Images) at Orderlyforlee Podcast is 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 (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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