Yellowhammer

Why Alabama Is Known As ‘The Yellowhammer State’
Why Alabama Is Known As ‘The Yellowhammer State’
The common flicker is the State Bird of Alabama and the state has been known as the "Yellowhammer State" since the Civil War. When a company of Alabama Confederate soldiers from Huntsville arrived at Hopkinsville, KY, where Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest's troops were stationed their brand new uniforms provided quite the contrast to the uniforms of soldiers who'd been on the battlefields fo