Robert E. Lee’s Orderly: A Modern Black Man’s Confederate Journey
About The Author:  AL Arnold

Al is a registered physical therapist that lives in the great state of Mississippi (Madison).  He grew up in Tupelo, Mississippi.  He attended Jackson State University and graduated Magna Cum-Laude from the University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Physical Therapy in 1991. He came to the knowledge of his Confederate ancestor in 2008. He started to search for an understanding of why, how, what and when did his great-great grandfather serve during the Civil war.  His journey has led him to embrace his Confederate heritage and the roles of slaves in the Civil war during a primary focal point of America’s history. He is a member of the Civil War Roundtable in Jackson, MS. He has a desire to see more African Americans study the Civil war and their connections to this vital part of America’s history. To this aim, he has written this book.  He believes the Civil war history is inclusive of black history.  Al is the family historian for the Arnold & Elliott Family Reunion in Monroe County, Mississippi. He is married to his wife, Tamiko of twenty-four years. They have three children, AJ, Alden and Asa. As a Christian, Al holds firmly to faith in Jesus Christ alone as the only hope for humanity in salvation, forgiveness, oneness, love and understanding the brotherhood of humanity.