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I know a retired ironworker who can describe quite convincingly what it felt like to be shot from his saddle while riding with the Confederate cavalry at the Battle of Sharpsburg. He’s by no means a flake, just one of many haunted by disturbingly lifelike images of the Civil War dead. Clinical hypnotherapist Barbara Lane has probed the already obsessed minds of 11 Civil War re-enactors, whom she hypnotically “regressed” to the 1860s. The results, Echoes From the Battlefield: First-Person Accounts of Civil War Past Lives, is dedicated to “Robert E. Lee and Edgar Cayce, who assisted in this work from the other side.” Lane discusses her book at 7:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 6201 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church. FREE. (703) 536-0774. (Eddie Dean)