I must admit, that I somewhat wince that Alabama is still known around the world for its lesser moments in history. We’ve made such great accomplishments since then!
One of the heraldry blogs I follow is Herald Dick Magazine, of French origin. For sometime, it has published entries on the heraldic and vexilogical achievements of various nations and states around the globe. With baited breath, I have waited for them to do a write-up on Alabama, and it is finally here (English translation).