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On July 16, 1883, the Grand Army of the Republic Asgrim K. Skaro Post Number 37 organized in St. Peter, MN. The post is named in honor of a local soldier who died during the Civil War.

Born in 1829, Asgrim K. Skaro was a Norwegian who came to the United States in 1846. When the Civil War began, Skaro mustered in as the captain of Company E of the 2nd Minnesota Infantry Regiment on July 5, 1861. He died on December 15, 1864, during the Battle of Nashville while leading his company. Chaplain A. H. Kerr reported that Captain Skaro died instantly from a shot to his right breast. His burial site is in Klein’s Cemetery in St. Peter, MN. An obelisk marks the burial site.