An ?armory? is a stockpile of guns and ammunition? The tune of ?John Brown?s Body? is the same as the tune of ?The Battle Hymn of the Republic.? Julia Ward Howe wrote the ?Battle Hymn? lyrics in 1861 after hearing ?John Brown?s Body?? Author Stephen Vincent Benet also published a famous poem, titled John Brown?s Body, about the raid? The federal troops who captured Brown were led by Robert E. Lee, later head of the Confederate Army during the Civil War.
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