| Southern Victory |
POD: September 10, 1862
|Appearance(s):|| American Front|
Blood and Iron
|Type of Appearance:||Direct|
|Occupation:||Housewife, Factory worker|
|Spouse:||Jefferson Pinkard (divorced, c. 1922)|
Emily Pinkard was the first wife of then-Birmingham, Alabama steelworker Jefferson Pinkard. Emily was an enthusiastic lover, and the Pinkards had a lively sex life. Jefferson enjoyed this until he was conscripted into the Confederate Army during the Great War. At that point, Emily began an affair with Jeff's friend, coworker, and next door neighbor, Bedford Cunningham, who had returned from the war after his arm was amputated. Jefferson discovered their affair when he walked in while returning to Birmingham on an unexpected furlough. Though Jeff was furious, he and Emily eventually reconciled. However, Emily resumed her affair with Cunningham when Pinkard became heavily involved with the local chapter of the Freedom Party. She was again discovered, and this time, Jefferson threw her out of his home and his life permanently.
After being thrown out, she got work in a textile mill. Later, when the Hampton Affair sent the popularity of the Freedom Party spiralling, she tried reconciling with Jeff one last time, hoping that he'd seen the light. From her brief talk with him it was clear he hadn't and she left, never to see him again.
During the Second Great War, Jefferson Pinkard had a chance encounter with Vespasian, a former Negro co-worker. Pinkard asked about Emily. Vespasian shared rumors with Pinkard that Emily had become an alcoholic and had taken several lovers, but he had nothing more concrete than that.