Friday, July 4, 2014

Story of the Yellowhammer Nickname: Alabama Troops of the Confederacy

Via Jeffery

The Yellowhammer War: The Civil War and Reconstruction in Alabama 

Alabama is known as the "Yellowhammer State", and the Yellowhammer is the official state bird. During the "War of Northern Aggression", Alabama soldiers were known as "Yellowhammers", probably more commonly pronounced, "Yallerhammers." One version of the story behind this as as follows:

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