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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

Apr 18, 2019

Orderlyforlee Podcast takes the Wild Southern Ride back into his Southern roots with his friend and guest, Claudette Esmeralda. The two neighborhood friends share their journeys growing up in the Great State of Mississippi and some of their school experiences.  Claudette Esmeralda  has written a book herself, “Leah Is Seen” and was a featured author at the 2018 Louisianna Book Festival. Orderlyforlee talks to one of his childhood friends about his Black Confederate Journey.  


Claudette Esmeralda’s Book, “Leah Is Seen” is an inspirational Children’s book on self esteem.


 Claudette Esmerelda, a retired Army veteran, has always used her words to encourage recruits to become soldiers, soldiers to become leaders, and leaders to become leaders of character for the future. Still, in retirement, she maintains that same encouragement through writing while focusing on empowering, encouraging, and enlightening our future leaders to embrace their individuality and uniqueness while preparing to reach a common goal of making the world a better place. Claudette Esmerelda resides in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas and loves traveling, traveling, and more traveling!


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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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