Georgia Governor Joe Brown called for all Georgia men between the ages of sixteen and fifty-five to oppose Sherman, but his call had little impact. At this point of the war, there were few Southern men not involved in some manner in the conflict. On Tuesday, November 22, 1864 Jefferson Davis wired his officers in Georgia to destroy bridges, fell trees, and take all efforts to obstruct the advance of the enemy. Ordering any supplies in danger of capture to be destroyed, Davis also ordered Braxton Bragg to go to Georgia from Wilmington, North Carolina to take personal command of the forces opposing Sherman. In truth, those opposing Sherman were mainly Georgia state militia and Confederate irregulars who could not stop Sherman’s relentless advance and destruction of the state.