The line "pay off Ashby's score" refers to General Turner Ashby, Jackson's cavalry chief during his famous Valley campaign, who was killed by Union troops while fighting a rear-guard action near Harrisonburg, Virginia, June 6, 1862. The description of Jackson as a "Blue-Light Elder" refers to his strong Presbyterian faith.
Popular legend has it that the original copy of "Stonewall Jackson's Way" was lost and
later found on the body of a sergeant in the Stonewall Brigade who was killed at Winchester, Virginia.
"Stonewall Jackson's Way"