The Des Moines Register has an article with an overview.
"Iowa was like the Rodney Dangerfield of the Civil War," said O.J. Fargo of Creston, a retired teacher for the Green Valley Area Education Agency who does Civil War re-enactments around the state. "Iowans fought in almost every battle and skirmish in every place but Virginia. But nobody ever talks about us when they talk about the Civil War. Iowa at that time was the end of the earth.""Rodney Dangerfield of the Civil War"